Journal of Music Theory. Fall2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p187-210. 24p.
MUSICA ficta, CHROMATICISM (Music theory), MUSICAL intervals & scales, SONGS, MUSICAL analysis, MUSIC theory, and HERMENEUTICS
This article analyzes Hugo Wolf's Auf eine Christblume I and II in relation to Robert Bailey's concept of the "double-tonic complex." These songs project an intricate pairing of D and F# tonalities that often result in various hexatonic relationships. My interpretation associates the D/F# complex with the central poetic subject: the Christmas rose. The article introduces Wolf's setting, reevaluates Bailey's idea, and offers an in-depth hermeneutic analysis of the two songs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]