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Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-music-theory/article-pdf/65/1/171/927931/171walden.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 REV IEW Thomas Christensen University of Chicago Press, 2019: xvi +359 pp. ($55.00 cloth, $10.00 e-book) Dan iel K. S. Walden The Belg ian music the o rist François-Joseph Fétis, su je bct of coun l tess tales in Thomas Christensen’s Stories of Tonali,t m y ight ea i sly be mis taken for a fi- c tional cha ar c ter. Would a real music t o h re ist dare to “co r rect” the di s so nance in Mozart’s “Dissonance” qu ta ert (Fétis 1829), smear Pythagoras as “a ch la a ta r n, indeed, prob a bly the most di h s on or able one that ever lived ” (Fétis 1828: 468n1), or deplore the entire h ti o sr y of the field as “the co sn tant and almost always ba ren r efforts of a vast num ber of eru dite men” (Fétis 1840: iv)? Did the ge e n ral pub lic really pack the halls of the Conservatoire for his b bul so te cr l k e t c ures on the ory, forc ing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Music Theory Duke University Press

Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

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ISSN
0022-2909
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1941-7497
DOI
10.1215/00222909-9124774
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/journal-of-music-theory/article-pdf/65/1/171/927931/171walden.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 30 March 2022 REV IEW Thomas Christensen University of Chicago Press, 2019: xvi +359 pp. ($55.00 cloth, $10.00 e-book) Dan iel K. S. Walden The Belg ian music the o rist François-Joseph Fétis, su je bct of coun l tess tales in Thomas Christensen’s Stories of Tonali,t m y ight ea i sly be mis taken for a fi- c tional cha ar c ter. Would a real music t o h re ist dare to “co r rect” the di s so nance in Mozart’s “Dissonance” qu ta ert (Fétis 1829), smear Pythagoras as “a ch la a ta r n, indeed, prob a bly the most di h s on or able one that ever lived ” (Fétis 1828: 468n1), or deplore the entire h ti o sr y of the field as “the co sn tant and almost always ba ren r efforts of a vast num ber of eru dite men” (Fétis 1840: iv)? Did the ge e n ral pub lic really pack the halls of the Conservatoire for his b bul so te cr l k e t c ures on the ory, forc ing

Journal

Journal of Music TheoryDuke University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2021

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