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In the Tenth Sonata, Op. 70, Scriabin introduces two new scales into his repository of pitch material, the hexatonic and the hyper‐hexatonic. His approach to the organisation of pitch remains fixed on the interaction between scales (non‐diatonic modes) via specific variable scale degrees. In the...
Morton Feldman's Spring of Chosroes is named after a legendary Persian garden carpet. Although it is assumed that the asymmetrical geometric designs of garden carpets inspired the design of the piece, this article is primarily concerned with musical form and process. The music segments into...
Analysts of twelve‐note music tend to treat this repertoire as if it were composed of numbers rather than notes. The first part of this article asks how they might treat this music as if it were music. A theoretical position is developed via close readings of the work a number of theorists and...
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