Audacious Euphony reconstructs this view and uses it as the basis for a chromatic model of triadic space, developing geometric representations from blueprints. Review of Richard Cohn, Audacious Euphony: Chromaticism and the Triad’s Second Nature (Oxford University Press, ). Audacious Euphony has 22 ratings and 0 reviews. Music theorists have long believed that 19th-century triadic progressions idiomatically extend the diaton.

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It will become an indispensible source for future research. In preparation is a general model of meter with applications for European, African, and African-diasporic music, and a co-edited collection on David Lewin’s phenomenological writings. However, one akdacious of the analogy notably fails to surface: Chapter Four Weitzmann Regions.

Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Stuart Duncan rated it it was amazing Mar 21, No longer a map of dualist algebraic relationships, it now represents the voice-leading potentiality of the triad in chromatic space.

Audacious Euphony eupbony a set of inter-related maps that organize intuitions about triadic proximity as seen through the lens of voice-leading proximity, using various geometries related to the 19th-century Tonnetz.

More Many nineteenth-century theorists viewed triadic distance in terms of common tones and voice-leading proximity, rather than root consonance and mutual diatonic constituency.

Audacious Euphony: Chromaticism and the Triad’s Second Nature

Hendrik Kits Van Heyningen auudacious it it was amazing Mar 22, He begins, in Chapter 1, by advancing the non-integrationist argument, that nineteenth-century chromaticism is not simply an extension of Classical harmonic practice, which has been a persistent theme of his work beginning with Cohn Peter rated it really liked it Dec 22, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Jon Brantingham rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music.

Cohn edits the Oxford Studies in Music Theory series. The model renders coherent many passages of romantic music e. Chapter Six Navigating the Triadic Universe: Joshua Keeling marked it as to-read Apr qudacious, My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Yet, the online materials are certainly worth the price of entry: Whereas their acoustic nature underlies the diatonic tonality of the classical tradition, their voice-leading properties are optimized by the pan-triadic progressions characteristic of the 19th century. In Audacious Euphonyauthor Richard Cohn takes both adacious these views to task, arguing that romantic harmony operates under syntactic principles distinct from those that underlie classical tonality, but no less susceptible to audqcious definition.

At the heart of the approach is the observation that major and minor triads are minimal perturbations of perfectly even augmented triads, and that this property underlies their status as voice-leading optimizers.

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This model leads to cogent analyses both of particular compositions and of historical trends across the long nineteenth century. Tom Eupphony rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Semantic attributes commonly ascribed to romantic music are Return to Book Page. Audacious Euphony Chromatic Harmony and the Triad’s Second Nature Richard Cohn Oxford Studies in Music Theory A new and controversial theory of 19th-century harmony A systematic development of a historical model A new explanation for why 19th-century music is affiliated with the supernatural Features a companion website with expanded transcriptions.

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Charting this alternative triadic syntax, Cohn reconceives what consonant triads are, and how they relate to one another. Wagner and Strauss 5. Elyse marked it as to-read Apr 07, Kyle Hovatter marked it as to-read Aug 23, Consonant triads are thus overdetermined, as they are also independently the acoustic optimizers of classical theory. Rather than offering a new formalism, Cohn here provides a compelling linguistic analogy, suggesting that the integration of diatonic and chromatic syntaxes represents a harmonic bilingualism.

Charting this alternative triadic syntax, Cohn reconceives what consonant triads are, and how they relate to one another.

Studies in Music with Text David Lewin. Damon Couch marked it as to-read Mar 16,