Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought
Cambridge University Press, 01.05.2003
Generally acknowledged as the most important German musicologist of his age, Hugo Riemann (1849–1919) shaped the ideas of generations of music scholars, not least because his work coincided with the institutionalisation of academic musicology around the turn of the last century. This influence, however, belies the contentious idea at the heart of his musical thought, an idea he defended for most of his career - harmonic dualism. By situating Riemann's musical thought within turn-of-the-century discourses about the natural sciences, German nationhood and modern technology, this book reconstructs the cultural context in which Riemann's ideas not only 'made sense' but advanced an understanding of the tonal tradition as both natural and German. Riemann's musical thought - from his considerations of acoustical properties to his aesthetic and music-historical views - thus regains the coherence and cultural urgency that it once possessed.
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GLOSSARY Riemanns key terms as explained in the MusikLexikon 5th edn 1900
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acoustical Adler aesthetic apparent consonances argument basis Beethoven Breitkopf und H¨artel Cambridge Carl Dahlhaus century Chapter chromatic classicism composers composition context cultural diatonic scale dissonant dominant edn Leipzig eight-bar Example fact fauxbourdon Fichte fifth German Geschichte der Musiktheorie harmonic dualism harmonic function harmonic relations Helmholtz Hugo Riemann Ibid idea interrupted cadence interval Jahrhundert Klang language Laurencin leading-tone Leipzig logic Lotze’s major and minor Mannheim School Max Hesse means metric minor mode minor triad Moritz Hauptmann music history music theory music-theoretical musicology Musik Musik-Lexikon Musikalische Logik Musikalische Syntaxis Musikwissenschaft nation Natur der Harmonik Neue nineteenth nineteenth-century Oettingen overtone series position principal tone principle problem Rameau Reger Riemann’s concept Riemann’s harmonic Riemann’s musical thought Riemann’s theory Schoenberg’s scientific sense sonata sound Stamitz Stumpf subdominant Systematische Modulationslehre theoretical theorists theory of harmony third tion tonal tonic Tonika Uber undertone series University Press Vereinfachte Harmonielehre Weitzmann Zarlino Zeitschrift f¨ur