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Obscure or non-standard inspirations for compositions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ondib Olmnilnlolm Jul 4, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello all,I don't think a person here could list their influences without including many "given" composers: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart.  Even beyond the "universally inspiring" (for lack of a better…Continue

Composed of Harshness: Dialogue, Function, and Structural Ambiguity in Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gordon Francis Blaney Jr. Sep 11, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello everyone, I conducted an independent study this year on sonata form: in particular the theories on form proposed by William Caplin in his work "Classical Form" and by James Hepokoski and Warren…Continue

Tags: Classical, Music, Ambiguity, Function, Dialogue

Post-tonal approaches to fugue expositions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Brus May 14, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello all, I had a fugue subject in mind and was looking for some guidence as to how to approach the structure of the exposition of fugues in modern compositions.  I could simply answer at the…Continue

Tags: Counterpoint, Exposition, Fugue

 

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Obscure or non-standard inspirations for compositions

Hello all,I don't think a person here could list their influences without including many "given" composers: Bach, Beethoven, Mozart.  Even beyond the "universally inspiring" (for lack of a better phrase) composers above, other "big name" composers also routinely enter into the inspirational mix: Brahms, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Glass, Schumann, Debussy, Ligeti, etc.My question is what composers or compositions have significantly inspired you?  These are composers that not everyone knows the name…See More
Jul 2, 2012
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Composed of Harshness: Dialogue, Function, and Structural Ambiguity in Beethoven's "Tempest" Sonata.

Hello everyone, I conducted an independent study this year on sonata form: in particular the theories on form proposed by William Caplin in his work "Classical Form" and by James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy in their "Elements of Sonata Theory."  The results of this study are compiled into the paper linked to below.I believe Hepokoski and Darcy's theory are particularly useful for composers, as much of what is discussed is the aesthetic effect of form: what do particular choices in form do to the…See More
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Post-tonal approaches to fugue expositions

Hello all, I had a fugue subject in mind and was looking for some guidence as to how to approach the structure of the exposition of fugues in modern compositions.  I could simply answer at the perfect 5th as was done in common practice fugues (followed by a subject-entry at the octave then another 5th answer), but the answer at the 5th in tonal music had a real purpose to it, and to simply use the same technique in modern composition because nothing else can be found seems a bit like using an…See More
May 12, 2012
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Baroque, Classical, Post-tonal
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Virginia
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
Undergraduate student of Music Theory and Piano Performance at Furman University. I love the music of Bach, Barber, Brahms, Gershwin, Mozart, Poulenc, Rzewski, Saariaho, Schoenberg, Strauss, Stravinsky and others.

I try to approach any composer and genre on their own terms as their have been many times that I have "written off" an entire body of work only to be surprised by an example from it at a later date. As a result I tend to appreciate many different types of music, ranging from the most accessible to the most abstract.

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