- Intellectual Contexts
- The Reception of Hugo Riemann's Music Theory
- “The Nature of Harmony”: A Translation and Commentary
- What <i>is</i> a Function?
- Riemann and Melodic Analysis: Studies in Folk-Musical Tonality
- The Problem of Harmonic Dualism: A Translation and Commentary
- Harmonic Dualism as Historical and Structural Imperative
- Dualistic Forms
- Dualism and the Beholder's Eye: Inversional Symmetry in Chromatic Tonal Music
- Tone Space
- From Matrix to Map: <i>Tonbestimmung</i>, the <i>Tonnetz</i>, and Riemann's Combinatorial Conception of Interval
- On the Imagination of Tone in Schubert's <i>Liedesend</i> (D473), <i>Trost</i> (D523), and <i>Gretchens Bitte</i> (D564)
- Tonal Pitch Space and the (neo-)Riemannian <i>Tonnetz</i>
- Harmonic Space
- Neo-Riemannian Perspectives on the <i>Harmonieschritte</i>, with a Translation of Riemann's <i>Systematik der Harmonieschritte</i>
- On a Transformational Curiosity in Riemann's <i>Schematisirung der Dissonanzen</i>
- Chromaticism and the Question of Tonality
- Temporal Space
- Criteria for Analysis: Perspectives on Riemann's Mature Theory of Meter
- Reading between the Lines: Hugo Riemann and Beethoven's Op. 31 Piano Sonatas
- Metric Freedoms in Brahms's Songs: A Translation and Commentary
- Transformation, Analysis, Criticism
- Riemannian Analytical Values, Paleo- and Neo-
- Tonal Interpretation, Transformational Models, and the Chromatic Calls to Repent in Franck's <i>Le chasseur maudit</i>
- Three Short Essays on Neo-Riemannian Theory
Abstract and Keywords
This article presents a three-section discussion, exploring the specific interrelated themes and questions central to the transformational and neo-Riemannian enterprise. The first section discusses the natures of musical objects and relations within the transformational worldview. It asks what happens when tones and chords are imagines not as objects but as transformations. The second section delves further into the object/transformation dichotomy. It explores the structural and functional differences among dissonant and consonant trichords in a particular nonatonic cycle. It also explores how the voice-leading functional and set-theoretical implications of the cycle might be engaged by a transformational perspective as a means to impart “sensuous distinctions”. The last section examines the analytical implications of the first two sections, by examining Vaughan Williams's neo-modal triadic Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.
Daniel Harrison is the Allen Forte Professor of Music Theory at Yale University, where he is also chair of the department of music. He is the author of Harmonic Function in Chromatic Music, and has published on tonal-music topics in Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Spectrum, Musical Quarterly, Theory and Practice, and Music Analysis, among other venues.
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