- The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Riemannian Music Theories
- Part I Intellectual Contexts
- The Reception of Hugo Riemann's Music Theory
- “The Nature of Harmony”: A Translation and Commentary
- What is a Function?
- Riemann and Melodic Analysis: Studies in Folk-Musical Tonality
- Part II Dualism
- 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
- Part III Tone Space
- From Matrix to Map: Tonbestimmung, the Tonnetz, and Riemann's Combinatorial Conception of Interval
- On the Imagination of Tone in Schubert's Liedesend (D473), Trost (D523), and Gretchens Bitte (D564)
- Tonal Pitch Space and the (neo-)Riemannian Tonnetz
- Part IV Harmonic Space
- Neo-Riemannian Perspectives on the Harmonieschritte, with a Translation of Riemann's Systematik der Harmonieschritte
- On a Transformational Curiosity in Riemann's Schematisirung der Dissonanzen
- Chromaticism and the Question of Tonality
- Part V 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
- Part VI Transformation, Analysis, Criticism
- Riemannian Analytical Values, Paleo- and Neo-
- Tonal Interpretation, Transformational Models, and the Chromatic Calls to Repent in Franck's Le chasseur maudit
- Three Short Essays on Neo-Riemannian Theory
- Selected Bibliography
Abstract and Keywords
This article traces the reception of Hugo Riemann's ideas and examines their gradual transformations in the hands of his contemporaries and successors. By placing Riemann's legacy in a wider context of music-theoretical traditions, the article demonstrates that, divergent to the common belief, there existed a middle ground between Viennese scale-degree theory and Riemannian function theory, voice-leading approaches and Klang-based approaches. In this article, theorists such as Georg Capellen, Rudolf Louis, and Johannes Schreyer are discussed and seen as the missing links between the two great musical-theoretical centres of Vienna and Leipzig.
Ludwig Holtmeier is a professor of music theory at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Freiburg. He is one of the editors of the journal Musik & Ästhetik and president of the Gesellschaft für Musik und Ästhetik. His recent publications include Richard Wagner und seine Zeit, Reconstructing Mozart, Musiktheorie zwischen Historie und Systematik, “From ‘Musiktheorie’ to ‘Tonsatz’: National Socialism and German Music Theory after 1945,” and “Heinichen, Rameau and the Italian Thoroughbass Tradition: Concepts of Tonality and Chord in the Rule of the Octave.”
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