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Formal Functions in Menuets by Mozart, Part 7: Contemporaries and Successors, 1780-1828
This final essay in the Mozart series charts formal functions (after Caplin) in named menuets written by other composers during the last ten years of Mozart’s life, 1780-1791, and by three composers active in Vienna ...
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 ...
Form Functions in Menuets by Beethoven and Others, 1770-1813
This article adds further documentation for the claim that dance musics in Europe at the end of the eighteenth century were not dominated by the classical symmetrical period but were in fact written in a variety of thematic ...
Proto-backgrounds in Traditional Tonal Music
This article uses an analogy between "theme" in literary studies and "background" in linear analysis (or other hierarchical analytic models) for music to find more options for interpretation than are available in traditional ...
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 ...