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Musical analysis

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Musical analysis is the study of musical structure in either compositions or performances. [1]

81 relations: Absolute music, Adolf Bernhard Marx, Allen Forte, Artikulation (Ligeti), Atonality, Bar (music), Benjamin Boretz, Bruno Nettl, Carl Dahlhaus, Chorale, Chord (music), Classical music, Claude Debussy, Cognitive Constraints on Compositional Systems, Concerto, Counterpoint, Dialectic, Discretization, Donald Tovey, Edgard Varèse, Edward T. Cone, Epistemology, Ernst Kurth, Essays in Musical Analysis, Esthesic and poietic, Extended chord, Figure (music), Franz Schubert, Fred Lerdahl, Gregorian chant, György Ligeti, Hans Keller, Harmony, Heinrich Schenker, Hermeneutics, Ian Bent, Immanence, Interval (music), Jacques Chailley, Jean Molino, Jean-Jacques Nattiez, Johann Sebastian Bach, John Tyrrell (musicologist), Key (music), List of music software, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mashup (music), Melody, Metaphor, Middle Ages, ..., Milton Babbitt, Motif (music), Musicology, New musicology, Nicolas Ruwet, Note, Oral tradition, Ornament (music), Pelléas et Mélisande (opera), Phenomenology (philosophy), Pierre Boulez, Prentice Hall, Quartet, Roger Scruton, Roman numeral analysis, Rudolph Reti, Schenkerian analysis, Semiotics, Set theory (music), Sign (semiotics), Sonata, Soprano, Stanley Sadie, Symphony, The Rite of Spring, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Tonality, Tone row, Transcription (music), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wordless functional analysis. Expand index (31 more) »

Absolute music

Absolute music (sometimes abstract music) is music that is not explicitly "about" anything; in contrast to program music, it is non-representational.

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Adolf Bernhard Marx

Friedrich Heinrich Adolf Bernhard Marx (15 March 1795, Halle – 17 May 1866, Berlin) was a German composer, musical theorist and critic.

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Allen Forte

Allen Forte (December 23, 1926 – October 16, 2014) was an American music theorist and musicologist.

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Artikulation (Ligeti)

Artikulation is an electronic composition by György Ligeti.

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Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key.

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Bar (music)

In musical notation, a bar (or measure) is a segment of time corresponding to a specific number of beats in which each beat is represented by a particular note value and the boundaries of the bar are indicated by vertical bar lines.

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Benjamin Boretz

Benjamin Boretz (born 3 October 1934) is an American composer and music theorist.

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Bruno Nettl

Bruno Nettl (b. Prague, Czechoslovakia, 14 March 1930) is an ethnomusicologist and musicologist.

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Carl Dahlhaus

Carl Dahlhaus (June 10, 1928 – March 13, 1989), a musicologist from (West) Berlin, was one of the major contributors to the development of musicology as a scholarly discipline during the post-war era.

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Chorale is the name of several related musical forms originating in the music genre of the Lutheran chorale.

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Chord (music)

A chord, in music, is any harmonic set of pitches consisting of two or more (usually three or more) notes (also called "pitches") that are heard as if sounding simultaneously.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Claude Debussy

Achille-Claude Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer.

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Cognitive Constraints on Compositional Systems

Fred Lerdahl's "Cognitive Constraints on Compositional Systems" cites Pierre Boulez's Le Marteau sans Maître (1955) as an example of "a huge gap between compositional system and cognized result," though he "could have illustrated just as well with works by Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, or Iannis Xenakis".

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A concerto (plural concertos, or concerti from the Italian plural) is a musical composition usually composed in three movements, in which, usually, one solo instrument (for instance, a piano, violin, cello or flute) is accompanied by an orchestra or concert band.

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In music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are harmonically interdependent (polyphony) yet independent in rhythm and contour.

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Dialectic or dialectics (διαλεκτική, dialektikḗ; related to dialogue), also known as the dialectical method, is at base a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments.

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In mathematics, discretization is the process of transferring continuous functions, models, variables, and equations into discrete counterparts.

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Donald Tovey

Sir Donald Francis Tovey (17 July 187510 July 1940) was a British musical analyst, musicologist, writer on music, composer, conductor and pianist.

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Edgard Varèse

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse (also spelled Edgar Varèse;Malcolm MacDonald, Varèse, Astronomer in Sound (London, 2003), p. xi. December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.

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Edward T. Cone

Edward Toner Cone (May 4, 1917 – October 23, 2004) was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, and philanthropist.

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Epistemology is the branch of philosophy concerned with the theory of knowledge.

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Ernst Kurth

Ernst Kurth, (1 June 1886, Vienna – 2 August 1946, Bern) was a Swiss music theorist of Austrian origin.

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Essays in Musical Analysis

Sir Donald Tovey's Essays in Musical Analysis are a series of analytical essays on classical music.

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Esthesic and poietic

Esthesic (UK aesthesic) and poietic are terms used in semiotics, the study of signs, to describe perceptive and productive levels, processes, and analyses of symbolic forms.

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Extended chord

In music, extended chords are tertian chords (built from thirds) or triads with notes extended, or added, beyond the seventh.

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Figure (music)

A musical figure or figuration is the shortest idea in music; a short succession of notes, often recurring.

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Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 179719 November 1828) was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras.

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Fred Lerdahl

Alfred Whitford (Fred) Lerdahl (born March 10, 1943, in Madison, Wisconsin) is the Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition at Columbia University, and a composer and music theorist best known for his work on musical grammar and cognition, rhythmic theory, pitch space, and cognitive constraints on compositional systems.

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Gregorian chant

Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the Roman Catholic Church.

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György Ligeti

György Sándor Ligeti (Ligeti György Sándor,; 28 May 1923 – 12 June 2006) was a Hungarian-Austrian composer of contemporary classical music.

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Hans Keller

Hans (Heinrich) Keller (11 March 19196 November 1985) was an Austrian-born British musician and writer who made significant contributions to musicology and music criticism, as well as being a commentator on such disparate fields as psychoanalysis and football.

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In music, harmony considers the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing.

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Heinrich Schenker

Heinrich Schenker (19 June 1868, Wiśniowczyk – 14 January 1935, Vienna) was a music theorist, music critic, teacher, pianist, and composer, best known for his approach to musical analysis, now usually called Schenkerian analysis.

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Hermeneutics is the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts.

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Ian Bent

Ian David Bent (born January 1, 1938) is a British-born music scholar.

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The doctrine or theory of immanence holds that the divine encompasses or is manifested in the material world.

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Interval (music)

In music theory, an interval is the difference between two pitches.

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Jacques Chailley

Jacques Chailley (24 March 1910 in Paris – 21 January 1999 in Montpellier) was a 20th-century French musicologist and composer.

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Jean Molino

Jean Molino is professeur ordinaire at the University of Lausanne and a semiologist.

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Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Jean-Jacques Nattiez (born December 30, 1945, Amiens, France) is a musical semiologist or semiotician and professor of musicology at the Université de Montréal.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.

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John Tyrrell (musicologist)

John Tyrrell (born 1942) is a British musicologist.

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Key (music)

In music theory, the key of a piece is the group of pitches, or scale, that forms the basis of a music composition in classical, Western art, and Western pop music.

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List of music software

This is a list of notable software for creating, performing, learning, analyzing, researching, broadcasting and editing music.

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770Beethoven was baptised on 17 December. His date of birth was often given as 16 December and his family and associates celebrated his birthday on that date, and most scholars accept that he was born on 16 December; however there is no documentary record of his birth.26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.

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Mashup (music)

A mashup (also mesh, mash up, mash-up, blend, bootleg and bastard pop/rock) is a creative work, usually in a form of a song, created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another.

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A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

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A metaphor is a figure of speech that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another for rhetorical effect.

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Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

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Milton Babbitt

Milton Byron Babbitt (May 10, 1916 – January 29, 2011) was an American composer, music theorist, and teacher.

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Motif (music)

In music, a motif (also motive) is a short musical idea, a salient recurring figure, musical fragment or succession of notes that has some special importance in or is characteristic of a composition: "The motive is the smallest structural unit possessing thematic identity".

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Musicology is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.

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New musicology

New musicology is a wide body of musicology since the 1980s with a focus upon the cultural study, aesthetics, criticism, and hermeneutics of music.

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Nicolas Ruwet

Nicolas Ruwet (December 31, 1932 – November 15, 2001) was a linguist, literary critic and musical analyst.

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Note, notes, or NOTE may refer to.

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Oral tradition

Oral tradition, or oral lore, is a form of human communication where in knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another.

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Ornament (music)

In music, ornaments or embellishments are musical flourishes—typically, added notes—that are not essential to carry the overall line of the melody (or harmony), but serve instead to decorate or "ornament" that line (or harmony), provide added interest and variety, and give the performer the opportunity to add expressiveness to a song or piece.

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Pelléas et Mélisande (opera)

Pelléas et Mélisande (Pelléas and Mélisande) is an opera in five acts with music by Claude Debussy.

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Phenomenology (philosophy)

Phenomenology (from Greek phainómenon "that which appears" and lógos "study") is the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness.

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Pierre Boulez

Pierre Louis Joseph Boulez CBE (26 March 1925 – 5 January 2016) was a French composer, conductor, writer and founder of institutions.

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Prentice Hall

Prentice Hall is a major educational publisher owned by Pearson plc.

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In music, a quartet or quartette is an ensemble of four singers or instrumental performers; or a musical composition for four voices or instruments.

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Roger Scruton

Sir Roger Vernon Scruton (born 27 February 1944) is an English philosopher and writer who specialises in aesthetics and political philosophy, particularly in the furtherance of traditionalist conservative views.

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Roman numeral analysis

In music, Roman numeral analysis uses Roman numerals to represent chords.

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Rudolph Reti

Rudolph Reti, also Réti (translit; November 27, 1885 – February 7, 1957), was a musical analyst, composer and pianist.

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Schenkerian analysis

Schenkerian analysis is a method of musical analysis of tonal music based on the theories of Heinrich Schenker (1868–1935).

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Semiotics (also called semiotic studies) is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process (semiosis) and meaningful communication.

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Set theory (music)

Musical set theory provides concepts for categorizing musical objects and describing their relationships.

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Sign (semiotics)

In semiotics, a sign is anything that communicates a meaning that is not the sign itself to the interpreter of the sign.

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Sonata (Italian:, pl. sonate; from Latin and Italian: sonare, "to sound"), in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to a cantata (Latin and Italian cantare, "to sing"), a piece sung.

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.

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Stanley Sadie

Stanley John Sadie, CBE (30 October 1930 – 21 March 2005) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor.

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A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra.

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The Rite of Spring

The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps; sacred spring) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.

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The Well-Tempered Clavier

The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Tonality is the arrangement of pitches and/or chords of a musical work in a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, attractions and directionality.

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Tone row

In music, a tone row or note row (Reihe or Tonreihe), also series or set,George Perle, Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern, fourth Edition (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1977): 3.

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Transcription (music)

In music, transcription can mean notating a piece or a sound which was previously unnotated, as, for example, an improvised jazz solo.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era.

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Wordless functional analysis

Wordless functional analysis is a method of musical analysis developed in the 1950s by the Austrian-born British musician and writer Hans Keller.

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