Theoria 17: Historical Aspects of Music Theory

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Editor: Frank Heidlberger
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Paperback ISBN-13: 1554131217
Publication Date: January 2010

Theoria is an annual peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of the history of music theory. It includes critical articles representing the current stage of research, and editions of newly discovered or mostly unknown theoretical texts with translation and commentary. Analytical articles on recent or unknown repertory and methods are also published, as well as review articles on recent secondary literature and textbooks. Back issues are available from Texas A&M University Press.

Theoria Vol. 17 (2010) includes articles by John L. Snyder, Pitch and Pitch relationships in Musicae artis disciplina: Letter Notation, Species, and Contour theory; David Stern, Thomas Morley's View of the Importance of Modal Order in Renaissance Composition; and Irna Priore, Serialism in the 1950s:Berio's Approach. Stephen Slottow reviews Michiel Schuijer's Analyzing Atonal Music: Pitch-Class Set Theory and Its Contexts (University of Rochester Press, 2008).

About Author:

FRANK HEIDLBERGER is professor of music theory at the University of North Texas. He received his degrees in musicology at Würzburg University (Germany). He has published numerous books and articles on music history and theory of the 16th to 20th centuries, particularly on Italian instrumental music around 1600, 19th century composers Carl Maria von Weber, Hector Berlioz, and Giacomo Meyerbeer, and 20th century composer and theorist Paul Hindemith.

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