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Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Harald Krebs


This book, written in the form of a series of dialogues between the Schumannian characters Florestan and Eusebius, proposes a theory of metrical conflict that rigorously develops the metaphorical application of the concepts of consonance and dissonance to metrical phenomena. An introductory chapter traces the history of this metaphor from its origins in the early 19th century through to the 20th century. In a series of theoretical chapters, the book then presents detailed descriptions of various types of metrical dissonances (particularly important types are grouping dissonance — based on the ... More

Keywords: meter, metrical consonance, metrical dissonance, displacement dissonance, grouping dissonance, metrical progression, metrical process, Robert Schumann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195116236
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harald Krebs, author
University of Victoria