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Musical Form and Transformation: Four Analytic Essays

David Lewin


In this work, the author applies the conceptual framework developed in Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations to the varied repertoire of the 20th century. Analyzing the diverse compositions of four canonical composers—Simbolo from Dallapiccola's Quaderno musicale di Annalibera; Stockhausen's Klavierstuck III; Webern's Op. 10, No. 4; and Debussy's Feux d'articifice—the author brings forth structures which he calls “transformational networks” to reveal interesting and suggestive aspects of the music. In this complementary work, the author stimulates thought about the general methodol ... More

Keywords: Dallapiccola, Stockhausen, Webern, Debussy, transformational networks, methodology, musical analysis, large-scale form, transformational analytic structuring

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195317121
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lewin, author
Harvard University