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Classical form : a theory of formal functions for the instrumental music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven / William E. Caplin.

Author/creator Caplin, William Earl, 1948-
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Descriptionxii, 307 pages : music ; 29 cm
Supplemental Content Publisher description
Subject(s)
Contents Some Basic Formal Functions: An Overview -- Sentence -- Period -- Small Ternary -- Framing Functions -- Interthematic Functions: A Sonata Exposition -- Fundamental Progressions of Harmony -- Harmonic Functions -- Harmonic Progressions -- Tight-Knit Themes -- Sentence -- Presentation Phrase -- Continuation Phrase -- Period -- Antecedent Phrase -- Consequent Phrase -- Deviations from the Norm -- Hybrid Themes and Compound Themes -- Hybrid Themes -- Compound Themes -- Small Ternary -- Exposition -- Contrasting Middle -- Recapitulation -- Tight-Knit Versus Loose Organization -- Small Binary -- First Part -- Second Part -- Looser Formal Regions -- Subordinate Theme -- Looser Sentential Functions -- Additional Loosening Techniques -- Multiple Subordinate Themes -- Closing Section -- Dynamic Curve of Subordinate Theme -- Transition -- Modulating Versus Nonmodulating Transitions -- Beginning the Transition -- Ending the Transition -- Two-Part Transition -- Development -- Tonal Organization -- Pre-Core/Core Technique -- Development Sections Without a Core -- Retransition -- Recapitulation -- Main Theme -- Transition -- Fusion of Main Theme and Transition -- Subordinate Theme (Group) -- Additional features -- Deviations from the Norm -- Coda -- Start of the Coda -- Phrase-Structural Organization -- Compensatory Functions -- Sonata Form -- Overall Tonal Organization -- Cadential Goals in the Exposition -- Main Theme -- Obscured Boundary Between Transition and Subordinate Theme -- Slow Introduction -- Slow-Movement Forms -- Sonata Form in Slow Movements -- Large Ternary -- Sonata Without Development -- Theme and Variations -- Minuet/Trio Form -- Minute Form -- Trio -- Rondo Forms -- Five-Part Rondo -- Sonata-Rondo -- Concerto Form -- Opening Ritornello -- Solo Exposition -- Subordinate-Key Ritornello -- Solo Development -- Solo Recapitulation -- Closing Ritornello.
Abstract When we listen to a Mozart piano sonata or a Haydn symphony, how do we know where we are from one moment to the next? How can we tell what parts of the piece belong to one another, or where the boundaries are? These are the questions raised and answered in William Caplin's Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Local noteLittle-359292--3051310649593
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 289-292) and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 97025561
ISBN0195104803 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780195104806 (alk. paper)
ISBN9780195143997 (pbk)
ISBN019514399X (pbk)

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