Desire in Chromatic Harmony: A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality

A Psychodynamic Exploration of Fin de Siècle Tonality
Oxford University Press Inc
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  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 360 Seiten
978-0-19-092342-6 (ISBN)
In Desire in Chromatic Harmony, Kenneth Smith reveals how composers used chromatic and dissonant chord progressions to mirror the psychological tension and complexity found in the work of psychoanalytic writers.
  • Englisch
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227 figures
  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
978-0-19-092342-6 (9780190923426)
Kenneth M. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Music at University of Liverpool and serves as Vice President of the Society for Music Analysis. He is the author of Skryabin, Philosophy and the Music of Desire and co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis.

Chapter 1: A Linguistic Theory of Chromatic Harmonic Substitution and Progression in the Diatonic Unconscious
Chapter 2: Romantic Provenance
Chapter 3: Transcending Root Motion: Productive Death Drives and Cybernetic Cycles in Charles Ives & Aaron Copland
Chapter 4: Karol Szymanowski's Dominant Drive Model and the Excess of the Cycle
Chapter 5: Tragedy and the Gaze of the Living Dead: Functional Harmonic Rotation in Strauss's Elektra
Chapter 6: The Thanatonic and the Hexatonic: Repetition, Mourning, and "Mother" in Suk's Asrael
Chapter 7: When Octatonic and Hexatonic Collide: Skryabin's Accelerationist Last Piano Sonata
Epilogue: The Way Forwards (and Backwards)

Kenneth Smiths scintillating new book is the best kind of interdisciplinary work: psychoanalysis becomes not a goal of music theory here, but its drivethe engine for a real adventure in concept-making. It rewards the mind but also the ears, which cannot hear this endlessly beguiling repertoire in the same way afterwards. A rabbit-hole of a good read! * Seth Brodsky, Associate Professor of Music, University of Chicago *

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