Charles-Simon Catel's treatise on harmony : and the disciplining of harmony at the early Paris Conservatory /

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Lexington Books,, Lanham, United States, p.ix, 257 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00951531, (OCoLC)fst01030347, (OCoLC)fst01030620, 19th century., fast, France, Harmony, Harmony., History, Instruction and study, Instruction and study., Music, Music theory, Music theory.


Includes bibliographical references and index.I. Institutional power and disciplinary pretexts. The Institutional Authorization of Catel's Harmonic Theory and the Reconciliation of Fundamental Bass Theory with Figured Bass Practice ; The Institutional Sources of Catel's (Contested) Authority -- II. The Cours d'harmonie as coordination of disciplinary technologies. Disciplinary Networks : Sources and Structures of the Cours d'Harmonie ; Reconstructing the Theory, Pedagogy, and Method of the Early Cours d'Harmonie ; Harmony's Boundaries and the Internalization of Disciplinary Norms -- III. The transmission and midcentury revision of disciplinary (and generic) structures. Tonalité, Modulation, and Alteration : Catel Reception at Midcentury ; Tonal Redaction as Generic Convention in the Traité Complet Théorique et Pratique."This book traces the formation of the discipline of harmony at the Paris Conservatory, focusing on the seminal work of Charles-Simon Catel, and outlines the processes that would determine the content and scope of the discipline for much of the nineteenth century"--