Elements of sonata theory : norms, types, and deformations in the late eighteenth-century sonata / James Hepokoski, Warren Darcy.

For over 150 years the concept of "sonata form" lay at the heart of European instrumental music. Now, in Elements of Sonata Theory, musicologist James Hepokoski and music theorist Warren Darcy rethink its basic principles. Considering not only sonatas but.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Hepokoski, James A. 1946- (Author), Darcy, Warren (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Table of Contents:
  • Contexts
  • Sonata form as a whole : foundational considerations
  • The medial caesura and the two-part exposition
  • The continuous exposition
  • The primary theme
  • The transition (TR)
  • The secondary theme (S) and essential expositional closure (EEC) : initial considerations
  • S-complications : EEC deferral and apparent double medial caesuras (TMB)
  • The closing zone (C)
  • The development (developmental space)
  • The recapitulation (recapitulatory space, recapitulatory rotation)
  • Non-normative openings of the recapitulatory rotation : alternatives and deformations
  • Parageneric spaces : coda and introduction
  • Sonata form in minor keys
  • The three- and four-movement sonata cycle
  • Sonata types and the type 1 sonata
  • The type 2 sonata
  • Rondos and the type 4 sonata
  • The type 5 sonata : fundamentals
  • The type 5 sonata : Mozart's concertos (R1, the opening ritornello)
  • The type 5 sonata : Mozart's concertos (solo and larger expositions : solo 1 + ritornello 2)
  • The type 5 sonata : Mozart's concertos (development and recapitulation, from solo 2 through ritornello 4).