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Nineteenth-century polkas with rising melodic and cadence gestures
The polka became a popular social dance very quickly in the early 1840s. Its music was the first to introduce rising melodic frames and cadence gestures as common features. This essay provides a series of examples with ...
Cotillon after Schubert, with audio
An episode from a cotillon as Franz Schubert might have played it in the 1820s. UT-Austin doctoral student Josh Straub is the pianist in the audio file.
Buelow Contredanses: Rising Lines
Pieces with rising cadence gestures in the contradance collections associated with Johan Bülow, court musician in Copenhagen in the late 18th century. This file surveys all seven collections (more than the article “Rising ...
Dance and Dancing in Schubert's Vienna
This file has six parts: the first concerns dancing in Vienna and dance music genres during the brief period between the Congress of Vienna and the July Revolution in France (1815-1830). The second part brings the focus ...
Dance Designs in 18th and Early 19th Century Music
A study of harmony and formal functions in dance music of the 18th and early 19th centuries. The data and analyses are also intended to supplement the form theory presented in William E. Caplin, Classical Form: A Theory ...