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Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

  • Author: Krebs, Harald
[an] excellent book....Krebs unravels the musical subtleties that performers sense but do not always fully understand; performers have much to gain by applying Krebs's analytical approach to... More…



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  • 1 Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Theories of Metrical Conflict
  • 2 Metrical Consonance and Dissonance--Definitions and Taxonomy
  • 3 Intermezzo I: Influences on Schumann's Metrical Style
  • 4 Metrical Progressions and Processes
  • 5 Intermezzo II: Metrical Revisions
  • 6 Interactions of Metrical Dissonance with Pitch Structure, Form, and Extramusical Elements
  • 7 Intermezzo III: Performing Metrical Dissonances
  • 8 Carnaval des analyses
  • Epilogue: Morning Song