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Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought
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1. Riemann's moonshine experiment; 2. The responsibilities of nineteenth-century music theory; 3. Riemann's musical logic and the 'as if'; 4. Musical syntax, nationhood and universality; 5. Beethoven's deafness and tone imaginations; Epilogue; Glossary: Riemann's key terms as explained in the Musik-Lexikon (5th edn, 1900).

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Demonstrates how Riemann's theories advanced an understanding of the tonal tradition as both natural and German.

About the Author

Alexander Rehding is Cotsen Fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows. He is co-editor of Music Theory and Natural Order from the Renaissance to the Early Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press 2001). He was awarded the Jerome Roche Prize of the Royal Musical Society in 2001.

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From the hardback review: '... this is a magnificent study. The writing throughout is sympathetic, witty, engaged, quietly ambitious; and Rehding is wonderfully sensitive to the poignancy of Riemann's tale.' Nineteenth-Century Music Review

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