The Non-Modulating Transition in Late Eighteenth-Century Expositions

Ethan Haimo

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Examines whether non-modulating transitions in the late–18th-century sonata form exist as such even in the absence of a modulation. While deeply ingrained in musical analysis, the concept of transition should be only used when a modulation is actually prevalent; if not it should be replaced with a term that more accurately describes the function of the passage in question.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)62-74
JournalMin-ad: Israel Studies in Musicology Online
StatePublished - 2015


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