Publication Date

1-1-1989

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Blickhan, Tim

Department

School of Music

Abstract

Paul Hindemith devised a harmonic language and music theory designed to better accommodate the tonal expansion of Western music. This work is intended to provide a cohesive presentation of that language. My principal focus during the research was on that of works written by Hindemith himself. Outside interpretations and criticisms of his principles were also included in order to gain a better sense of perspective and to determine to what extent and by what means other scholars have either accepted or rejected his philosophies. I have attempted not only to cover all of the major foundations and innovations of Hindemith’s musical language, but also to relate each component to each other component, as well as to that of the whole, in order to arrive at significant philosophical commonalities which govern the process from its large scale construction to its internal components.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

20 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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