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Mendelssohn's instrumental music : structure and style, Erez Rapoport

Label
Mendelssohn's instrumental music : structure and style
Title
Mendelssohn's instrumental music
Title remainder
structure and style
Statement of responsibility
Erez Rapoport
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
What is it that makes Mendelssohn's music recognizably unique? This study hopes to make a contribution to the answer through an analysis of an extensive sample of Mendelssohn's instrumental music. I identify a compositional practice which I believe to be a hallmark of his style: the smoothing over of formal junctures of various types. By and large, Mendelssohn's dynamic treatment of formal junctures reflects a general concern with enhancing continuity and momentum in longer forms, a compositional issue that has always presented a challenge to composers in the Western music tradition. The main purpose of our investigation, then, is to delineate the specific techniques that Mendelssohn used in his characteristic effort to bridge over formal divisions. Many of Mendelssohn's works reveal this clear (and evidently deliberate) propensity to create larger continuities by means of bridging over divisions, regardless of the formal prototype or level of structure. At the same time, an almost Mozartian clarity of form often is preserved. This might at first seem contradictory, but Mendelssohn, as I shall attempt to demonstrate, was able to find ingenious ways of having his cake and eating it, too [From author's introduction]
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1959-2009
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Rapoport, Erez
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M5
LC item number
R29 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harmonologia: studies in music theory
Series volume
no. 18
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  • Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix
  • Instrumental music
  • Instrumentalmusik
  • Instrumental music
Label
Mendelssohn's instrumental music : structure and style, Erez Rapoport
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Phrase and subphrase overlap -- Unusual treatment of the reprise in small forms -- Deviations from the norms at the beginning of the recapitulation in sonata forms -- Joining together other sections in sonata forms -- Linking movements in multi-movement works -- Summary : historical pespective
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 182 p.
Isbn
9781576472118
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037228
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)810773231
  • (OCoLC)ocn810773231
Label
Mendelssohn's instrumental music : structure and style, Erez Rapoport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Phrase and subphrase overlap -- Unusual treatment of the reprise in small forms -- Deviations from the norms at the beginning of the recapitulation in sonata forms -- Joining together other sections in sonata forms -- Linking movements in multi-movement works -- Summary : historical pespective
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvii, 182 p.
Isbn
9781576472118
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012037228
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)810773231
  • (OCoLC)ocn810773231

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