[AMS-announce] ANNOUNCEMENT: Music Theory Online, new issue now available

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Music Theory Online, 17.2:


This volume presents twelve entries (five articles, five essays, and two reviews) the majority of which promise a veritable July-4th celebration of American music and musical understanding. In particular, this issue includes a four-essay tribute to Milton Babbitt (1916-2011), written by authors who were directly affected by his work as a composer, scholar, and teacher. 

“Embodying Music: Principles of the Mimetic Hypothesis”
Arnie Cox 

“Music, Memory and Memes in the Light of Calvinian Neuroscience.”
Stephen Jan

“A Tonal Revolution in Fifths and Semitones: Aaron Copland’s Quiet City”
David Heetdirks

“Copland’s Fifths and Their Structural Role in the Sonata for Violin and Piano”
Stanley Kleppinger 

“Creating Space: Perception and Structure in Charles Ives’s Collages” 
Jennifer Iverson 

Four scholars whose lives have been especially touched by Milton Babbitt present perspectives on his compositional language. These thoughtful analytical essays represent only a small token of Babbitt’s profound influence on music and music study of the last century. Emily Adamowicz discusses Philomel, Zachary Bernstein explores It Takes Twelve to Tango, Ciro Scotto investigates Groupwise, and Daphne Leong considers both Homily and Beaten Paths.

“How Register Tells the Story in Scriabin’s Op. 22, No. 2”
Martin Kutnowski

two book reviews:

Jeremy Grall discusses Charles M. Atkinson’s book, The Critical Nexus: Tone-System, Mode, and Notation in Early Medieval Music;

Justin London reviews Yonatan Malin’s Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied.

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