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Brahms's ‘Musical Prose’ Reconsidered

Brahms's ‘Musical Prose’ Reconsidered In the history of Brahms reception, developing variation has emerged as a central concept. Another suggestive term, musical prose, often accompanies discussions of developing variation. Schoenberg defines musical prose as ‘the direct and straightforward presentation of ideas, without any patchwork, without mere padding and empty repetitions’ ([1947] 1975, p. 414). Current scholarship supposes that developing variation ‘provides the grammar by which musical prose is created’ (Frisch 1984, p. 9). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Music Analysis Wiley

Brahms's ‘Musical Prose’ Reconsidered

Music Analysis , Volume 41 (1) – Mar 1, 2022

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Wiley
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Music Analysis © 2022 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
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0262-5245
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1468-2249
DOI
10.1111/musa.12187
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Abstract

In the history of Brahms reception, developing variation has emerged as a central concept. Another suggestive term, musical prose, often accompanies discussions of developing variation. Schoenberg defines musical prose as ‘the direct and straightforward presentation of ideas, without any patchwork, without mere padding and empty repetitions’ ([1947] 1975, p. 414). Current scholarship supposes that developing variation ‘provides the grammar by which musical prose is created’ (Frisch 1984, p. 9).

Journal

Music AnalysisWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2022

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