Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2014

352 Pages | 223 music examples

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199354085

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Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart

Chamber Music for Strings, 1787-1791

Danuta Mirka

Oxford Studies in Music Theory

  • Unique combination of historical and modern theories of rhythm and meter
  • Refreshingly new readings of the celebrated repertory of Haydn and Mozart's string chamber music
  • Reveals that Haydn and Mozart frequently manipulated the listener's expectations for "humor"
  • Brings together current research in music theory and music cognition and of music-theoretical treatises from the 18th century