Read my TAGS Prize Essay on Sibelius’s little-known Worker’s March (Työkansan Marssi) in the Society for Music Analysis’s April 2020 Newsletter here. The essay lays out a new theory of ‘rotational projection’ and contextualises Sibelius’s march amid the politicisation of language in 1890s Finland before applying adapted Schenkerian voice-leading Analysis and considering Theodor W. Adorno’s…
The Sonata Type Tree is an interactive tree diagram that visually represents James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy’s rotationally-defined Sonata Types 1, 2, 3 and 4, as theorised in Elements of Sonata Theory
In Schenkerian theory, the descending steps of the Fundamental harmonic structure (the Urlinie) as well as the steps of linear progressions are referred to by their degree of distance from the tonic. These are scale degrees (Stufe). For instance, the note G in the key of C major is scale degree 5 and the note…
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