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Published: 03 February 2011

692 Pages | 88 music examples, 9 line illus.

178 x 254mm

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 clothbound edition of this book and the theory within has sparked a considerable amount of conversation in the field of music theory in particular and has become a book with which music theorists of all stripes and levels of professional accomplishment must engage. The paperback is thus well-poised for course adoptions, particularly graduate-level seminars on sonata form and upper level undergraduate music theory courses.
  • 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