About the Author(s)
James Hepokoski is Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor Emeritus of Music at Yale University. Bridging the professional domains of music history and music theory, he is a specialist in symphonic and chamber music in the late eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries as well as in current research methodologies and hermeneutics. He is the author, together with Warren Darcy, of the award-winning Elements of Sonata Theory (OUP, 2006), an innovative contribution to "the New Formenlehre."
"An excellent addition and deepening of the standard work from 2006" -- Stefan Keym, Die Musikforschung
"The analyses are consistently subtle and convincing ... A Sonata Theory Handbook will get a lot of use. Incidentally, Hepokoski and Darcy's indexing scheme -- segregation by names, works, and concepts -- remains the best method ever devised." -- B. J. Murray, CHOICE
"Highly Recommended." -- CHOICE
"Much more than simply a how-to guide, this handbook vividly presents and clarifies the concepts of Sonata Theory through a series of penetrating analyses, inviting its readers to share in the exciting interpretive possibilities offered by this landmark approach." -- L. Poundie Burstein, author of Journeys through Galant Expositions
"This book is so much more than a companion piece to the influential Elements of Sonata Theory — it is an invitation to listen to some old favorites from Mozart to Brahms with fresh ears. Each page is brimming with compelling detail and vivid prose. Hepokoski brings sonata form to life." -- Alexander Rehding, Fanny Peabody Professor of Music, Harvard University