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Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought

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Part of New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism

  • Date Published: December 2004
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  • isbn: 9780511055454

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  • Generally acknowledged as the most important German musicologist of his age, Hugo Riemann (1849–1919) shaped the ideas of generations of music scholars, not least because his work coincided with the institutionalisation of academic musicology around the turn of the last century. This influence, however, belies the contentious idea at the heart of his musical thought, an idea he defended for most of his career - harmonic dualism. By situating Riemann's musical thought within turn-of-the-century discourses about the natural sciences, German nationhood and modern technology, this book reconstructs the cultural context in which Riemann's ideas not only 'made sense' but advanced an understanding of the tonal tradition as both natural and German. Riemann's musical thought - from his considerations of acoustical properties to his aesthetic and music-historical views - thus regains the coherence and cultural urgency that it once possessed.

    • Was the first English-language book on Riemann
    • Bridges music history and music theory
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    Review of the hardback: '… this is a magnificent study. The writing throughout is sympathetic, witty, engaged, quietly ambitious; and Rehding is wonderfully sensitive to the poignancy of Riemann's tale.' Nineteenth-Century Music Review

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511055454
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 47 music examples
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Riemann's moonshine experiment
    2. The responsibilities of nineteenth-century music theory
    3. Riemann's musical logic and the 'as if'
    4. Musical syntax, nationhood and universality
    5. Beethoven's deafness and tone imaginations
    Epilogue
    Glossary: Riemann's key terms as explained in the Musik-Lexikon (5th edn, 1900).

  • Author

    Alexander Rehding, Harvard University, Massachusetts
    Alexander Rehding is Cotsen Fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows. He is co-editor of Music Theory and Natural Order from the Renaissance to the Early Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press 2001). He was awarded the Jerome Roche Prize of the Royal Musical Society in 2001.

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