Monday, March 27, 2017

Assignment for Wednesday, March 29

For Tristan, I would like us to make a chart of the form of the Prelude; we will start it today in class. For Wednesday, please read the introductory essays in Robert Bailey's critical edition, up to page 48, and if you have a chance, get started on Bailey's analysis, pages 113-146. There is some good stuff here on third relations, similar to Cohn's hexatonic article. I'll ask you to turn in your form chart of the Prelude on Friday.

Wagner, Prelude and Transfiguration from Tristan and Isolde. 
Christian Thielemann, Vienna Philharmonic.

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