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Published: 11 February 2011

692 Pages | 88 music examples, 9 line illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199773916

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Elements of Sonata Theory

Norms, Types, and Deformations in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Sonata

James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy

  • The most thorough study of the sonata ever undertaken
  • Presents a new way of understanding and analyzing the sonata form, the backbone of all classical music
  • Challenges formerly unquestioned assumptions about sonata form