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Compositional Theory in the Eighteenth Century

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Publication Date: 03/15/1994

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Zarlino and His Legacy
  • 2. Species Counterpoint and Fux’s Gradus
  • 3. Thoroughbass Methods
  • 4. Rameau’s Early Works
  • 5. Rameau’s Later Works and Controversies
  • 6. Mattheson and the Study of Melody
  • 7. Harmonic Perspectives on Counterpoint
  • 8. Changing Aspects of Harmonic Theory
  • 9. The Marpurg–Kirnberger Disputes
  • 10. Riepel on Melody and Phrases
  • 11. Koch: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Musical Structure
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1: Rameau, Nouveau systême de musique theorique (1726): Chapter 23, “Examples of Errors Found in the Figures of Corelli’s op. 5”
  • Appendix 2: Concerning the Authenticity of Thoroughbass Methods Attributed to Albrechtsberger
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1993 Wallace Berry Award, Society For Music Theory

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