Posts tagged “Harmoniemusik”

December 1, 2005

A troublemaker in the octet: A hermeneutical approach to Beethoven’s op. 103

Introduction In the opening “Allegro” movement of his Wind Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103, Beethoven perpetrates a bit of mischief at the expense of the listener—and the analyst. In this paper, we will examine some analytical puzzles of this movement, then attempt to solve them by exploring a possible hermeneutical interpretation and applying Schenkerian ...
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