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Questioning Schenkerism

Bengt Edlund

During the past fifty years Schenkerian theory has been adopted as the main method for analysing tonal music. This book questions the value of Schenker’s «tonal analysis» for musical description and interpretation, and discusses its relations to «generative» theory and «implicational» analysis – taking into account its links with linguistic syntax and the perception of tonal closure. It is observed how auxiliary theoretical concepts transform the music so as to pave the way for preordained tonal structures. Alternative readings of the music examples are provided.
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Chapter 5: A hitch-hiker’s guide to the repeat


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I believe […] in everything that does not yet know its meaning

Britt-Marie Eklund (1927–2011)


Taking part in a discussion about the Scherzo of Schubert’s B-major Piano Sonata D. 960 is a privilege that can become a burden if you disagree with the keynote speaker.1 Sincerity demands frankness while decorum bids you not to speak out. And whereas it is of scholarly interest to expose conflicting opinions, the time at disposal does not permit doing justice to your views.

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