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Musical Analysis: Visiting the Great Composers, 6th Edition

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This e-book presents a wide collection of diagrams with detailed formal, harmonic and melodic analysis of pieces from the classical music repertoire. It covers three centuries of tonal music, called the common practice or functional harmony period. The book currently contains 341 movements from a set of 96 musical works, composed between 1700 and 1950. Download the trial version of the book Musical Analysis: Visiting the Great Composers, 6th Ed.

Picture of a violin body with f hole Now the 6th Edition of this book (A4 paper size, PDF format) is available with 1035 pages of valuable resources for the curious composer, conductor, professional or amateur musician. The document size is 4.6 Mb, great for tablet computer reading. Hyperlinks enable easy navigation through the electronic version. Using this book will save you many hours of tedious analysis work, and may serve as a reference for your own analysis. User feedback proves the usefulness of the many detailed harmonic analysis tables found in this volume.

What's in the 6th Edition?

  • More composers and compositions added.
  • Key relationship diagrams and melodic analysis.
  • An extended introductory chapter, explaining musical analysis aspects, notation, and template musical forms.
  • Overview diagrams for quick inspection of relative proportions, tempo, form, key, meter and number of measures.
  • A short description, with main characteristics and special features.
  • Detailed per measure harmonic analysis diagrams, with concise comments showing instrumentation, lead parts, melodic shape, harmonic technique, and counterpoint style.
  • Watch the video: Musical Analysis: Visiting the Great Composers, 6th Ed. (1:28) Film frame

What repertoire will you find in the 20 composer chapters?

Vierstimmige Choralgesänge Nrs. 154-163 Herzlich tut mich verlangen; Cantata No. 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen BWV 12; Cantata No. 78 Jesu, der Du meine Seele BWV 78; Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 BWV 1049; Orchestral Suite No. 3 BWV 1068.

String Quartet Op. 76 No. 1 in G Major; String Quartet Op. 76 No. 2 in D Minor; String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 in C Major.

Piano Sonata in F Major KV 332; String Quartet in C Major No. 19 KV 465; String Quartet in Bb Major No. 22 KV 589; String Quintet in C Major KV 515; String Quintet in G Minor KV 516; Clarinet Quintet in A Major KV 581; Symphony No. 38 in D MajorPrague KV 504; Symphony No. 39 in Eb Major KV 543; Symphony No. 40 in G Minor KV 550; Symphony No. 41 in C Major Jupiter KV 551; Opera The Magic Flute, Die Zauberflöte KV 620.

Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 in F Minor; Piano Sonata Op. 13 in C Minor Pathétique; Piano Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 in C# Minor Quasi una Fantasia, Mondschein; String Quartet in Bb Major Op. 130; Symphony No. 5 in C Minor Op. 67; Symphony No. 6 in F Major Pastorale Op. 68; Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92; Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93.

Symphony No. 8 Unvollendete D759; String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor Death and the Maiden, Der Tod und das Mädchen D810; Song cycle Die Winterreise Op. 89 D911; Symphony No. 9 Great, Grosse D944; String Quintet in C Major Op. 163 D956.

Symphonie Fantastique Op. 14 Episode de la vie d'un artiste, Mvt. 1 Rêveries, Passions, Mvt. 2 Un bal, Mvt. 3 Scène aux champs, Mvt. 4 Marche au Supplice, Mvt. 5 Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat.

Overture A Midsummer Nights' Dream, Ein Sommernachtstraum Op. 21; Overture The Hebrides, Die Hebriden, Fingal's Cave Op. 26; Symphony No. 3 in A Major Scottish, Schottische Op. 56; Symphony No. 4 in A Major Italian, Italiänische Op. 90.

Symphony No. 1 in Bb Major Frühlingssinfonie, Spring Symphony Op. 38; Symphony No. 2 in C Major Op. 61; Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major Rheinische, Rhenish Op. 97; Symphony No. 4 in D Minor Op. 120.

String Sextet Op. 36 No. 2; German Requiem, Deutsches Requiem Op. 45, Mvt. 1 Selig sind, dia da Leid tragen, Mvt. 2 Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras, Mvt. 3 Herr, lehre doch mich; String Quartet Op. 51 No. 1; String Quartet Op. 51 No. 2; Symphony No. 3 in F Major Op. 90; Symphony No. 4 in E Minor Op. 98;

Symphony No. 4 in F Minor Fate Symphony, Schicksalssinfonie Op. 36; Symphony No. 5 in E Minor Op. 64; Symphony No. 6 in B Minor Pathétique Op. 74; Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a, Mvt. 1 Ouverture miniature, Mvt. 2 Danses caractéristiques Marche, Danse de la Fée-Dragêe, Danse russe Trépak, Danse Arabe, Danse Chinoise, Danse des Mirlitons, Mvt. 3 Valse des Fleurs.

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Op. 46, Mvt. 1 Morning Mood, Mvt. 2 Aase's Death, Mvt. 3 Anitra's Dance, Mvt. 4 In the Hall of the Mountain King; Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 Op. 55, Mvt. 1 The Abduction of the Bride (Ingrid's Lament), Mvt. 2 Arabian dance, Mvt. 3 Peer Gynt's Journey Home, Mvt. 4 Solveig's Song.

Requiem in D Minor Op. 48, Mvt. 1 Introït et Kyrie, Mvt. 2 Offertoire, Mvt. 3 Sanctus, Mvt. 4 Pie Jesu, Mvt. 5 Agnus Dei, Mvt. 6 Libera Me, Mvt. 7 In Paradisum; Suite Pelléas et Mélisande Op. 80, Mvt. 1 Prélude, Mvt. 2 Fileuse, Mvt. 3 Sicilienne, Mvt. 4 La Mort de Mélisande; Suite Masques et Bergamasques Op. 112, Mvt. 1 Ouverture, Mvt. 2 Menuet.

Opera Madama Butterfly, including Overture [1-4] Collina presso Nagasaki, Atto Primo [5-7] E soffitto e pareti, [8-13] Questa è la cameriera, [14-20] Qui verran: l'Ufficiale del registro, [21-26] Dovunque al mondo, [27-28] Una ghirlanda di fiori fresci, [37-41] Ecco. - Ah! Quanto cielo!, [42-61] Gran ventura, [61-64] Dovè? Eccolo là!, [100-110] Cio-cio-san!, [111-115] Bimba, bimba non piangere, [116-136] Viene la sera, Atto Secondo, Parte Prima [12-16] Un bel dì, [90] Humming Chorus, Atto Secondo, Parte Seconda [5-12] Oh eh! Oh eh!.

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, 1. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht, 2. Gieng heut' Morgens über's Feld, 3. Ich hab' ein glühend Messer, 4. Die zwei blauen Augen; Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, Mvt. 2 Tempo di Menuetto. Grazioso, Mvt. 3 Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast, Mvt. 4 O Mensch! Gib Acht!, Mvt. 5 Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck, Mvt. 6 Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden; Symphony No. 4 in G Major, Mvt. 3 Poco adagio, Ruhevoll, Mvt. 4 Sehr behaglich; Symphony No. 5 in C# Minor - D Major, Mvt. 4 Adagietto, Sehr Langsam; Symphony No. 6 in A Minor Tragic, Tragische, Mvt. 3 Andante moderato.

Deux Arabesques (1888), String Quartet Op. 10, Mvt. 2 Assez vif et bien rytmé; Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune; Trois nocturnes, No. 1 Nuages, No. 2 Fêtes, No. 3 Sirènes.

Symphonic poem Don Juan Op. 20; Symphonic poem Tod und Verklärung, Death and Transfiguration Op. 24; Symphonic poem Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Op. 28; Eine Alpensinfonie Op. 64, opening.

En Saga Op. 9; The Swan of Tuonela from the Lemminkäinen Suite Op. 22; Finlandia Op. 26; Valse Triste incidental music for Kuolema Op. 44.

Pavane pour une infante défunte; String Quartet in F Major, Mvt. 2 Assez vif - très rythmé; Miroirs Mvt. 4 Alborada del Gracioso; Rapsodie Espagnole, Mvt. 1 Prélude à la nuit, Mvt. 2 Malagueña, Mvt. 3 Habanera, Mvt. 4 Feria; Gaspard de la nuit Mvt. 2 Le Gibet; Ma mère l'oye, Cinq Pièces Enfantines, Mvt. 1 Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant, Mvt. 2 Petit Poucet, Mvt. 3 Laideronnette, Impératrice des Pagodes, Mvt. 4 Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête, Mvt. 5 Le jardin féerique; Ballet Daphnis et Chloë, including Introduction, Danse Religieuse, Nymphs dance, Danse Guerrière, Lever du jour, Pantomime, Danse Générale; Opera L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, including Scene L'Enfant: 'Ça m'est égal!', Scene Le Fauteuil et La Bergère, Scene L'Horloge Comtoise, Scene La Théière et La Tasse, Scene Le Feu, Scene Les Pastoures et Les Pâtres, Scene L'Enfant et La Princesse, Scene L'Enfant: 'Toi, le coeur de la rose'; Piano Concerto in G.

Classical Symphony No.1 Op. 25; Ballet Peter and the Wolf Op. 67.

String Quartet No. 1 in C Major Op. 49, Mvt. 1 Moderato, Mvt. 2 Moderato; String Quartet No. 2 in A Major Op. 68, Mvt. 2 Moderato con moto; String Quartet No. 3 in F Major Op. 73, Mvt. 2 Moderato con moto; Symphony No. 1 in F Minor Op. 10, Mvt. 3 Lento; Symphony No. 9 in Eb Major Op. 70, Mvt. 1 Allegro.

Composer chapters, with detailed per measure analysis of:

  • 20 complete symphonies, and many more symphony movements.
  • 20 orchestral pieces, such as suites, symphonic poems, overtures, concertos and ballet music.
  • 10 vocal compositions, including song cycles, operas, chorales, requiem and cantata movements.
  • 12 complete chamber music pieces, comprising string quartets and quintets, and many more quartet movements.
  • 6 complete piano sonatas and various other piano music pieces.

Book content: xxii+1007 pages, 167 figures, 745 tables. Table of contents, list of figures, references and index with hyperlinks.

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