Classical Form

Classical Form : A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

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This work introduces a theory of form for the analysis of instrumental music of the classical style. Focusing on formal function - the role a formal unit plays in the structural organization of a work - the theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form - from the individual ideas making up various phrases of themes, to the large-scale organization of complete movements. The book includes a detailed discussion of standard theme types, more extensive formal regions, and full-movement forms. The theoretical concepts are illustrated by over 250 annotated musical examples by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The book is intended for music theorists and musicologists, and as a supplementary text or reference for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on form and analysis and the history of classical style.show more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 210 x 270 x 19mm | 1,233g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 253 music examples, bibliography
  • 0195104803
  • 9780195104806

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