- 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 <i>is</i> 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: <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>
- Part IV 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
- 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 <i>Le chasseur maudit</i>
- Three Short Essays on Neo-Riemannian Theory
- Selected Bibliography
Abstract and Keywords
This article provides an analysis of Cesär Franck's Le chasseur maudit, which serves as an extended and elegant reflection on the potential and limitations of various analytical frameworks. This article is placed with respect to notions of chromatic music, specifically on the idea that chromaticism poses analytical difficulties that Riemannian and neo-Riemannian perspectives are particularly well suited to address. After discussing the work from both linear and functional perspectives, and examining the conceptual problems that attend each, the article then demonstrates how a contextual, neo-Riemannian view can capture the work's important gestures, and offers a balance between a desire to understand the work as a reflection of an orderly and coherent relational system, and the need to engage the aural experience of the music.
Robert C. Cook teaches music theory at the University of Iowa. His interests include chromaticism, contextual music, and languages and practices of analysis. He was educated at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.
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