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Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi incorporates an analytical study of Vivaldi's style into a more general exploration of harmonic and tonal organization in the music of the late Italian Baroque. The harmonic and tonal language of Vivaldi and his contemporaries, full of curious links between traditional modal thinking and what would later be considered common-practice major-minor tonality, directly reflects the historical circumstances of the shifting attitude toward the conceptualization of tonal space so crucial to Western art music. Vivaldi is examined in a completely new context, allowing both his prosaic and idiosyncratic sides to emerge clearly. This book contributes to a better understanding of Vivaldi's individual style, while illuminating wider processes of stylistic development and the diffusion of artistic ideas in the 18th century.

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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Editorial Conventions and Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. Part One: Estro armonico
  1. 1. Vivaldi’s “Harmony” and the Paradox of Historical Recognition
  2. pp. 3-21
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  1. 2. Theory of Tonal Organization in Eighteenth-Century Italy
  2. pp. 22-34
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  1. Part Two: Key and Mode
  1. 3. Tonality and Key Characteristics
  2. pp. 37-62
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  1. 4. Modal Implications in Tonal Organization
  2. pp. 63-90
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  1. 5. The Interaction of Major and Minor Modes
  2. pp. 91-120
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  1. 6. Functioning of Tonality in Large-Scale Composition
  2. pp. 121-148
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  1. Part Three: Harmony and Syntax
  1. 7. Lament Bass
  2. pp. 151-168
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  1. 8. Sequence
  2. pp. 169-189
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  1. 9. Pedal Point
  2. pp. 190-197
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  1. 10. Cadence
  2. pp. 198-212
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  1. Part Four: Tonal Structure
  1. 11. General Premises
  2. pp. 215-230
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  1. 12. Functioning of Harmonic Degrees in Tonal Structure
  2. pp. 231-256
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  1. 13. Tonal Structure and Choice of Tonality
  2. pp. 257-262
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  1. 14. Tonal Structure in Cyclic Compositions
  2. pp. 263-275
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 276-282
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 283-320
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 321-340
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 341-348
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  1. Index of Works
  2. pp. 349-358
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253028037
Related ISBN
9780253351296
MARC Record
OCLC
1016604137
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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