jump to search box

Classical form : a theory of formal functions for the instrumental music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven / William E. Caplin.

Availability

Online

At the Library

Other libraries

Author/Creator:
Caplin, William Earl, 1948-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1998
Imprint:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 307 p. : music ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-292) and index.
Publisher's Summary:
This work introduces a theory of form for the analysis of instrumental music of the classical style. Focusing on formal function - the role a formal unit plays in the structural organization of a work - the theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form - from the individual ideas making up various phrases of themes, to the large-scale organization of complete movements. The book includes a detailed discussion of standard theme types, more extensive formal regions, and full-movement forms. The theoretical concepts are illustrated by over 250 annotated musical examples by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. The book is intended for music theorists and musicologists, and as a supplementary text or reference for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses on form and analysis and the history of classical style.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Subjects:
ISBN:
0195104803
9780195104806
9780195143997
019514399X

powered by Blacklight
© Stanford University. Stanford, California 94305. (650) 725-1064. Terms of Use | Copyright Complaints | Opt Out of Analytics
jump to top