Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 June 2022

264 Pages | 46 music examples, 50 figures

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197526286

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How Sonata Forms

A Bottom-Up Approach to Musical Form

Yoel Greenberg

Oxford Studies in Music Theory

  • Proposes a fresh, bottom-up perspective on the evolution and theory of sonata form
  • Advocates a diachronic approach to music theory to complement the prevailing synchronic ones
  • Presents data from an extensive corpus study regarding formal elements in instrumental works over the first two thirds of the eighteenth century

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