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Major award for Mirka

Published: 2 November 2011
Dunata Mirka's book

Reader in Music Danuta Mirka has just received a major award from the Society for Music Theory for her book Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart: Chamber Music for Strings, 1787-1791, published last year by Oxford University Press last year.

The Society's Wallace Berry Award is given for a distinguished book in music theory, analysis or history of theory, by an author of any age or career stage. The award was made at the SMT's 2011 annual meeting in Minneapolis (27-30 October), and the award citation read:

This year's Wallace Berry Award honors a bold inter-disciplinary study that reveals the metrical complexities at play in eighteenth-century music. The book's dazzling display of analytical insights arises from the author's masterful combination of perspectives from late-eighteenth-century historical sources, modern music theory and cognitive psychology. In this elegantly written book, the author reveals the rich tapestry of musical cues that influence a listener's perception of meter and the metrical manipulations of eighteenth-century music.

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