National Metrical Types in Nineteenth Century Art Song

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dc.creator VanHandel, Leigh 2010-01-06T20:23:56Z 2010-01-06T20:23:56Z 2009-10
dc.identifier.citation Empirical Musicology Review, v4 n4 (October 2009), 134-145 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1559-5749
dc.identifier.other EMR000079a
dc.description.abstract William Rothstein’s article “National metrical types in music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries” (2008) proposes a distinction between the metrical habits of 18th and early 19th century German music and those of Italian and French music of that period. Based on theoretical treatises and compositional practice, he outlines these national metrical types and discusses the characteristics of each type. This paper presents the results of a study designed to determine whether, and to what degree, Rothstein’s characterizations of national metrical types are present in 19th century French and German art song. Studying metrical habits in this genre may provide a lens into changing metrical conceptions of 19th century theorists and composers, as well as to the metrical habits and compositional style of individual 19th century French and German art song composers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Empirical Musicology Review en_US
dc.subject meter en_US
dc.subject 19th-century art song en_US
dc.subject barring en_US
dc.subject phrasing en_US
dc.title National Metrical Types in Nineteenth Century Art Song en_US
dc.type Article en_US