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Metric Manipulations by Mirka

Published: 26 November 2009

Oxford University Press has just released a new book by Senior Lecturer Dr Danuta Mirka.

In Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart, Dr Mirka focuses on the chamber music of Haydn and Mozart produced during the years 1787 to 1791, the period of most intense metric experimentation in the output of both composers. She combines historical music theory with the cognitive study of music, placing the ideas of eighteenth-century authors such as Riepel, Sulzer, Kirnberger and Koch into dialogue with modern theories of meter and rhythm. The result is an innovative and illuminating reinterpretation of late eighteenth-century music which sheds new light on this repertoire, reveals the aesthetic function of metric manipulations by Haydn and Mozart and redefines the role of meter and rhythm in Classic music.

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