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Christian Lenhardt London, , pp. We began with a working assumption that a history of music is primarily a history of musical works.
However, in order to discuss works in historical terms it was necessary to make concepts of them, and that meant grouping them into classes.
As we did this our approach began to shift from the compositional towards the contextual, from a consideration of the objects themselves towards a consideration of the uses to which they are put and the responses they engender.
Thus, performance is already a category of reception history. So too is tradition, which, as we are reminded by Foucault, is contained within, rather than prior to, the discourses about it. They take us inexorably into the social domain.
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We might have begun, in short, with context. Our subject-matter, then, would range widely across the many and varied practices involved in making music, promoting music, listening to music, and thinking about music. It would embrace performance, teaching and manufacturing sites, together with their several related professions; taste-creating and one might say traditioncarrying institutions such as journals and publishing houses; ideas about the nature and purpose of music; and — most important — responses by listeners from particular social and cultural communities.
Adorno, In Search of Wagner, trans. Livingstone London, , p. Sheridan Smith London, ; original edn In a word, the one focuses on works that have survived and therefore on questions of aesthetic value , the other on practices that need to be reconstructed and therefore on questions of social and ideological function. The stories can be told separately, and frequently are. Even in this book several chapters address contexts almost exclusively, while others are primarily concerned with repertory.
In such cases it is not always easy to see just how text and context are supposed to interrelate. Indeed to locate the interface between the compositional and the contextual — crudely, between the notes and the world outside the notes — is probably the greatest single challenge facing any music historian.
These levels, corresponding more-or-less to categories familiar to semiology, are the social cause of a work, the social trace imprinted on its materials, and the social production of its meanings.
A traditional Marxist historian might want to argue that these conditions are the primary and exclusive cause of the work,13 but it goes without saying that we can recognise the explanatory value of functional contexts without committing to any single ideological position. Put simply, this approach investigates the external motivation for a work, and the environmental and circumstantial factors that may have shaped it.
To return to my earlier example of the string quartet in the nineteenth century. Behind those transformations of style lay a whole array of historical causes. Socio-political contexts take pride of place, as aristocratic societies gave way to a bourgeois-liberal ascendancy that increasingly shaped and directed the formal musical culture of Europe. That has an obvious bearing on practical contexts. From an intimate drawing-room genre promoting instrumental characterisation and thematic-motivic exchange , the quartet became a public genre, positioned on the platform, with obvious implications for both the manner of writing new quartets and the manner of playing old ones.
The musical work and nineteenth-century history 9 cultural roots and cultural ambition were established through canon formation and an avant-garde. We could go on to discuss pedagogy, public taste, and many other factors making up the complex ecology within which composers and performers made decisions about the shape and character of individual string quartets. This is really the terrain of a sociology of musical materials, and it is naturally subject to the interpretative licence of particular positions in critical theory.
Rather these changes, appropriately interpreted, can actually function as a mode of cognition, a way of understanding the world, since they encode its history at very deep levels. And that, incidentally, would make heavy interpretative demands of the post-tonal music developed in the early twentieth century. Klein and C. Mahnkopf eds. Then and now The history of nineteenth-century music, then, is a history of works, composers and performers; of traditions, media and styles; of institutions, ideas and responses.
Importantly, it is also a history of mediation between these several categories, and above all between text and context, between music and the world around it. As I intimated earlier, this can also involve the mediation of aesthetic value and social function. This position will be mediated, however, by our knowledge that a powerful ideological element participated in the formation of this syllabus, which is not to deny the presence and greatness.
The mediating factor here will be our realisation that social responses to art are in considerable measure shaped, and may even be controlled, by the character and quality of the cultural artefacts themselves. Moreover, as Simon Frith has argued,19 it is by no means easy to do justice to the full range of social and psychological functions performed by music, beyond the most obvious ones. Zebrowski ed.
Tarska, H. Oszczygiel- and L. Savile, The Test of Time Oxford, Likewise, it would be entirely misleading to suggest that the aesthetic ambition associated with the Romantic and modernist art work is unknown in popular music circles though it does perhaps remain rather more clearly subordinated to the commodity status of the record-as-artefact within the culture industry.
Indeed a case could be made for reversing conventional approaches to these repertories, if only as a potentially illuminating sleight-of-hand of historical method — a corrective to pedigreed habits of thought.
And within this trajectory the nineteenth century again occupies a privileged position. This is not to suggest that a patronal culture disappeared from view. Shaw Manchester, ; original edn At root, it resulted in two related developments: a growing composer-centredness and an increasing focus on the musical work.
In a bold generalisation about changing historical phases in the theory of art, Carl Dahlhaus allowed the nineteenth century to embrace these two developments. The second, based on the structure of selfcontained works, came into its own in the second half of the century, and extended into twentieth-century structuralist thought, before yielding to more recent hermeneutical approaches.
However rough-and-ready, this analysis throws into relief a central problem of historiography. Consider the early nineteenth century, the starting-point for our history. The collision of these two perspectives — of then and now — penetrates through to the relative importance of vocal and instrumental music, of opera and symphony, of Rossini and Beethoven.
More generally, the present-day subject inclines to a reductionist view of the past, allowing an analytical quest for common principles to subordinate constitutive diversity of music and of musical life to an identity principle. We may present the position polemically. Coeval developments in the non-musical world will also be embraced, and in the process will them22 Carl Dahlhaus, Foundations of Music History, trans.
Robinson Cambridge, ; original edn , pp. Robinson Berkeley and Los Angeles, The musical work and nineteenth-century history 13 selves be reduced to manageable dimensions. Thus, for the early nineteenth century notable political events such as revolutions will be given due explanatory value, and so too will socio-historical categories such as the middle class, key political ideologies such as liberalism and nationalism, and broad cultural and intellectual currents such as Romanticism.
But arguably it tells us as much about now as then. We read our history backwards from the standpoint of canonised music and an avantgarde.
And even if it could be recovered, it is hard to avoid viewing it through the prism of subsequent events and ideas. In reality it is a dialogue between these two perspectives — between an active present and a recovered past. And as in any other dialogue we understand what motivates the answers partly from the answers themselves.
Through a kind of feedback process we learn to ask productive rather than unproductive questions of the past. I will return to the rise of the piano and its repertory for a brief case study. The present-day subject is likely to view this topic from a work-centred perspective, encouraged by the presentation of a select handful of major works in the familiar format of the piano recital.
The recital has been until relatively recently a surprisingly stable and resilient institution. It became, in short, one of the principal ceremonies of the musical work, and struggles to retain that status today. None of this would have been familiar to our historical subject, who would have viewed contemporary repertory from the perspective of a pre-recital pianistic practice, one not yet centred on the musical work and on its interpretative forms.
A performance, after all, may exemplify or promote many things other than a musical work a technique, an instrument, a genre, an institution, a direct communicative act. It was in the age of the recital that these functions, including the last, were subordinated to the claims of the musical work.
Through the piano a functional link was created between the vested interests of 24 In a letter to Lambert Massart. The musical work and nineteenth-century history 15 the celebrity touring virtuoso and those of the amateur in the home.
The one depended on the other, albeit indirectly, through the ever expanding market for pianos, for published music, and of course for music instruction. Pianism was a popular — even a populist — art, an art of conformity, in which the favoured genres variations, fantasies, independent rondos, concertos had something of a formulaic character, moulded to the requirements of a new taste public see the discussion in chapter 3. Individuality was also an active ingredient, but it was usually translatable as novelty, and interpreted — at least by the more high-minded critics — as a kind of excess, which incidentally raises questions of taste that I am unable to explore here.
Our dialogue, then, would allow a voice to the historical subject, as well as to the present-day subject. Composers themselves were concerned about such things, especially in cyclic works such as sonatas. Yet this organicist quest belongs essentially to the mode of thought of the later nineteenth and the twentieth centuries.
It draws out of the music qualities that have only subsequently gained an overriding importance for our culture. But we can at least temper this rationalising tendency by cultivating some sense of how the repertory was understood in its own time. It was really only in the second half of the century that this orientation changed decisively. And that change — a shift in priority from practices to works — extended well beyond the orbit of pianism. We could equally have traced it through the proliferation of subscription series orchestral and 16 jim samson chamber , for example.
Or through the consolidation of repertory opera. Or through journals and publishing houses. Or for that matter through developments in music theory and pedagogy. It is a complex subject of course — there were divergent theoretical traditions, notably in Paris, Berlin and Vienna — but in very broad terms the early nineteenth century witnessed a gradual institutionalisation of music education, a transition from craft instruction to the classroom, associated above all with the rise of the conservatories.
Marx see chapters 7 and A generic or aesthetic sense of form began to give way to a structural or dialectical sense of form in the general training of musicians, and in that lay the foundations of modern analytic thought. Leipzig, —4 ; A. Marx, Die Lehre von der musikalischen Komposition, praktisch-theoretisch, 4 vols. Leipzig, — For an account of nineteenth-century theoretical traditions, see chapter 25 of Thomas Christensen ed. The musical work and nineteenth-century history 17 This represented a decisive shift in thinking, and one that resonated in intellectual history.
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The core of the matter is that order and beauty were increasingly located in the musical work rather than in what were thought to be generalised properties of music. A pedagogy that fetishised the great work began to take shape, in other words, at just the time that the institutions of music-making were consolidating an Ars Classica — a core repertory of masterworks.
How, we may ask, are we to do historical justice to canonised works, given that these are still a vital, living part of our present? This interference between history and aesthetics has not of course remained constant. The structures of history At almost every stage, a history of music engages in rationalisations.
In trying to make sense of the past we tidy it up. I have tried to show that even decisions about the basic components of the chronicle involve rationalisations of this kind; likewise the levels of mediation between them.
Whether we begin with works or practices, we need to make concepts of them before we can sift, order and structure the chronicle to create our narrative. Moreover these rationalisations already include an element of emplotment. If I tell the story according to intertextuality I construct a plot based on genealogies, and that usually draws into play the construction of traditions. If I tell it according to a process of individuation I present a narrative of evolving styles and emergent genius.
If I shift the angle and look at musical practices, I plot a drama of instruments and institutions, often motivated by developments in the socio-political world and in the climate of ideas. Underlying many of these plots are two major rationalisations of history, based respectively on geography and temporality.
The second major rationalisation, the periodisation of history, will be discussed here. Of course it is easy to dismiss periodisation as a kind of reductionism — or even as a mere strategy of presentation. Thus, even at the most immediate hourby-hour level, we constantly translate experienced life into constructed history.
At the heart of this approach lies an essentialist reading of history. This ideal in turn allows us to generate an essence that is presumed to characterise the period as a whole.
For this reason historians of nineteenth-century music history have frequently used the term Romanticism as their principal point of reference. The musical work and nineteenth-century history 19 itself. These are the explosive political dates that have been taken to punctuate, and at the same time to formalise, major changes in the underlying social history of Europe. And although the momentum for change developed prior to the political events and continued after them, the dates have acquired potent symbolic values.
To put it synoptically, we have, respectively, the demise of aristocratic society, the consolidation of middle-class power, and the victory of bourgeois nationalism over dynastic government. It is rather striking that — until recently — historians of literature and the visual arts have followed this socio-political periodisation rather more closely than musicologists.
Thus literary Romanticism is usually traced back to late eighteenth-century polemical and creative writings by the Schlegel brothers and their circle in Germany. In music, on the other hand, the Romantic movement has often been located somewhat later, beginning in the post-Beethoven era c. Oxenford, ed. Moorhead London and Toronto, ; see especially, pp. For Adler the Romantic movement crystallised or achieved full maturity, to adopt his own organic model in the postBeethoven generation of Chopin, Schumann, Berlioz and Liszt.
The second is now rather widely accepted. Blume, Classic and Romantic Music, trans. I have already suggested that many of the structures of modern musical life and thought began to take shape around the mid-century — that it was a point of qualitative change in the journey from our historical subject to our present-day subject. And some such sense of a mid-century caesura also emerged from that analysis of Dahlhaus mentioned earlier.
There are other, rather more obvious markers. This periodisation naturally invites comparison with the periodisation of political history, where the mid-century caesura was of course the revolutions. The impact of the revolutions strictly speaking, of their failure changed the course of European societies.
Above all there was a separation of liberal and radical thought, as the propertied bourgeoisie of France and Central Europe turned its back on revolution, secured its position against the lower orders, and consolidated its new social and political status by investing heavily in formal culture.
They also brought to an end the utopian phase of liberalism in political ideology, to which the majority of leading writers, artists and composers subscribed heavily. The failure of the revolutions accordingly marked the moment when those idealist myths were shattered, when artists and intellectuals withdrew from politics to art, from engagement to detachment. It is in this sense that we can justly claim that the age of Romanticism ended in Indeed it is reasonable to regard Romanticism as the counterpart within imaginative culture to the rise of political liberalism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries given radical expression in the idea as 31 C.
Above all Romanticism shared with these developments in political and intellectual histories the invention or reinvention of the individual as a potent enabling force. Hence the growing importance of expression as a source of aesthetic value, overriding the claims of formal propriety and convention. This is not much of a drawback, but it seems as people prefer examples straight out of the repertoire, as many books have.
This book has examples that Schoenberg himself composed. I see it as a positive thing though, because it shows the use of the topic in a perfect example as per how Schoenberg wants to explain it.
It also has many examples of the same thing, and can be seen as permutations of the topic. For example, in a topic of fundamental chord progressions, explaining how chords, at the current point of the book, should only move to chords with common tones, so I should move only to III or V, and in examples, he shows various ways of taking the I to these chords, and in different voicings.
Again, this is not much of a drawback, and the exercises are there, but are mainly under a direction, and don't have an "answer key". This is a drawback mainly because theory is mostly taught in schools, and with no exercises, the book has little school value. Don't get me wrong, there are many exercises, and they're just about endless, but Schoenberg doesn't give you a figured bass and tell you to harmonize it, he tells you to "try this in all keys and in different progressions".
Teachers probably rather get a book that has the exercises written out for them so they don't have to write sheets and sheets of homework.
Anyways, while it is a little sad that not enough people are checking these out, I personally think they're a goldmine in terms of material. And while it is sad, it's great for me, the less people learning from this, the less people will be using his ideas, haha.
I totally agree with what you say about studying Classical music, too. But some people apply it too mindlessly or directly.
I heard this guy, famous musician who I will not name, write a series of music based on the scales of limited transposition. He basically wrote "diatonic" pieces to the scales that sounded like regular modern jazz with a bit of an awkward tonality.
I definitely wasn't a fan, although I love all his other music. This just sounded like he tried to hard to do something different.
There definitely has to be some thought put into how one approaches this stuff. Since you mentioned Ligeti, Ben Monder is a great example of applying some of Ligeti's harmonic concepts to "jazz" or whatever you call what Ben writes.
Definitely a lot of thought and practice put into how he approaches these strange progressions and voicings. Join Date Jul Posts I've just added these to my summer "To Read List. Join Date Feb Posts Thanks for posting this resource. I have owned Structural Functions of Harmony for the past forty years.
It has been some time since I used it. Being primarily a guitarist, the most difficult part of using this book was playing the examples, however now I put all important works into Finale. I'll start this seminal volume next. A thousand thanks to the OP for making these available, and to the other posters especially recent, thus moving this thread up and drawing my attention to it for underscoring sorry for the pun the importance and usefulness of the books.
Next up on my must-read-and-study list! Join Date Aug Location cali Posts 6, I have a copy of his "Structural Functions of Harmony" in my bookcase at home. Right between Heinrich Schenker's "Harmony" and Paul Hindemith's "Craft" you can get English translations of most all the important theory works on site for dirt cheap. If you can read to original German, though, that one is also cheaper than dirt.
But you have to read all theoretical works with an eye to the time they were published. I wouldn't read Fux's Gradus looking for insight into modal jazz harmony, although you could take some ideas of counterpoint and apply them to modal jazz. I hope that made sense.
I majored in theory in music school, so I know things about harmony that could make you run screaming into the night. They sure did me. But even when you read theory works like Rameau's treatise, you can still find some great old chestnuts of wisdom, and it might even help your conception quite a bit. But it isn't going to give you any short cuts or give you any secret knowledge.
A lot of times you just learn something you already know at a bit deeper level so if you want to explore harmonic theory, just check out site for a start. Believe it or not, there's not a big demand for the classics in music theory, so they're all translated and for sale dirt cheap.
When I was a young man I had to go to the main library on campus to find these books. Now they deliver them to my house. What a time we live in! Nicely said, Nate. I worked perhaps "struggled" is more accurate out of Structural Functions of Harmony forty years ago.
Current works regarding harmony, etc. There are excellent volumes by extant authors or recently so that relegate many of the older works to the supplemental reading category. Much like science, Gregor Mendel's seminal work on genetics is not the volume of choice when teaching modern genetics as the science has made quantum leaps since Mendel penned his research.
That being said, his work remains valid today and is fascinating to read. And, indeed, it is a wonderful time to be alive regarding acquiring knowledge.
I live in the Panamanian Highlands close to the Costa Rican border and I can find access to most any book within minutes via site or computer, and I can receive printed copies in less than two weeks. For professional periodicals, I can search every volume from the first to the last in some cases, years or more of publications for reference to specific words and phrases. Truly amazing.A thousand thanks to the OP for making these available, and to the other posters especially recent, thus moving this thread up and drawing my attention to it for underscoring sorry for the pun the importance and usefulness of the books.
Battle camp download for pc. Being primarily a guitarist, the most difficult part of using this book was playing the examples, however now I put all important works into Finale. He formed genuine friendships with some of them such as Adolph Weiss and Joseph Rufer  which would last for many years after the Akademie classes.
Genre Categories Music theory ; Writings ; German language. I celebrate its individuality, its embodiment of a singular idea.
The second issue concerns periodisation. It's like middle Coltrane heh heh. The structures of history At almost every stage, a history of music engages in rationalisations.
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