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eBook Highpoints: A Study of Melodic Peaks (Studies in the Criticism and Theory of Music) ePub

by Zohar Eitan

  • ISBN: 0812234057
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Zohar Eitan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (July 29, 1997)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1921 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1880 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
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In Highpoints Zoltan Eitan investigates a universal melodic phenomenon-the melodic peak-in Western repertories ranging .

In Highpoints Zoltan Eitan investigates a universal melodic phenomenon-the melodic peak-in Western repertories ranging from eighteenth-century Galant music to twentieth-century Expressionism. Highpoints concludes with a discussion, drawing on empirical findings, of melodic gesture and syntax as distinct, independent dimensions of style, style boundaries, and style change.

Highpoints: A Study of Melodic Peaks. InHighpointsZoltan Eitan investigates a universal melodic phenomenon-the melodic peak-in Western repertories ranging from eighteenth-century Galant music to twentieth-century Expressionism. Series: Studies in the Criticism and Theory of Music. Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press. Using "hard" statistical analysis, Eitan examines the rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and dynamic configurations associated with contour peaks in the music of Haydn, Chopin, and Berg, three composers of decidedly different t musical casts.

Highpoints investigates a universal melodic phenomenon - the melodic peak - in Western repertories .

Highpoints investigates a universal melodic phenomenon - the melodic peak - in Western repertories ranging from eighteenth-century Galant music to twentieth-century Expressionism. Using "hard" statistical analysis, Zohar Eitan examines the rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and dynamic configurations associated with contour peaks in the music of Haydn, Chopin, and Berg, three composers of decidedly different musical casts.

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Highpoints: A Study of Melodic Peaks. The role of melodic and rhythmic accents in musical structure. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Perception, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 431-464. The following summary statement of the theory is explained and illustrated in the article: Experienced listeners of tonal music expect completions in which the musical forces of gravity, magnetism, and inertia control operations on alphabets in hierarchies of embellishment whose step-wise displacements of auralized traces create simple closed shapes.

Zohar Eitan, Highpoints: A Study of Melodic Peaks

Zohar Eitan, Highpoints: A Study of Melodic Peaks. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997. This handsome book by Zohar Eitan focuses on a single aspect of musical organization - the melodic peak. In the sample of Chopin Waltzes and Mazurkas, Eitan found that peak pitches are (1) longer than the control pitches, (2) more likely to occur in metrically stressed positions, (3) more likely to be approached and followed by large intervals, (4) more likely to occur at the culmination of a crescendo, (5) more likely to occur uniquely within a segment, and (6) more. likely to belong to the tonic triad.

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In Highpoints Zoltan Eitan investigates a universal melodic phenomenon—the melodic peak—in Western repertories ranging from eighteenth-century Galant music to twentieth-century Expressionism. Using "hard" statistical analysis, Eitan examines the rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, and dynamic configurations associated with contour peaks in the music of Haydn, Chopin, and Berg, three composers of decidedly different t musical casts. This empirical examination serves as a starting point in Eitan's exploration of the structural and expressive functions of melodic shape in these diverse bodies of music.

Melodic contour has received increasing attention from psychologists, music theorists, and ethnomusicologists partially because, unlike functional tonal relationships, it is a universal facet of auditory patterning and may be strongly related to primeval, "natural" aspects of perception. By focusing on this elemental aspect, rather than on pitch syntax or conventional form, the author provides fresh insights into the work of the individual composers he discusses as well as an innovative approach to broad issues of musical style and style change. Highpoints concludes with a discussion, drawing on empirical findings, of melodic gesture and syntax as distinct, independent dimensions of style, style boundaries, and style change.