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dc.contributor.authorYust, Jasonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-09T20:55:12Z
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dc.date.issued2017-01-01
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dc.identifier.citationJason Yust. 2017. "Harmonic qualities in Debussy's "Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir"." JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND MUSIC, Volume 11, Issue 2-3, pp. 155 - 173. https://doi.org/10.1080/17459737.2018.1450457
dc.identifier.issn1745-9737
dc.identifier.issn1745-9745
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39069
dc.description.abstractThis analysis of the fourth piece from Debussy's Préludes Book I illustrates typical harmonic techniques of Debussy as manipulations of harmonic qualities. We quantify harmonic qualities via the magnitudes and squared-magnitudes of the coefficients of the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) of pitch class sets, following Ian Quinn. The principal activity of the piece occurs in the fourth and fifth coefficients, the octatonic and diatonic qualities, respectively. The development of harmonic ideas can therefore be mapped out in a two-dimensional octatonic/diatonic phase space. Whole-tone material, representative of the sixth coefficient of the DFT, also plays an important role. I discuss Debussy's motivic work, how features of tonality – diatonicity and harmonic function – relate to his musical language, and the significance of perfectly balanced set classes, which are a special case of nil DFT coefficients.en_US
dc.format.extentp. 155 - 173en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS LTDen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND MUSIC
dc.subjectScience & technologyen_US
dc.subjectArts & humanitiesen_US
dc.subjectPhysical sciencesen_US
dc.subjectMathematics, interdisciplinary applicationsen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectMathematicsen_US
dc.subjectDiscrete Fourier transformen_US
dc.subjectDebussy, Claudeen_US
dc.subjectHarmonic qualitiesen_US
dc.subjectDiatonicityen_US
dc.subjectOctatonicityen_US
dc.subjectWhole-tone collectionen_US
dc.subjectPerfect balanceen_US
dc.subjectHarmonic functionen_US
dc.subjectApplied mathematicsen_US
dc.subjectPerforming arts and creative writingen_US
dc.titleHarmonic qualities in Debussy's "Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir"en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17459737.2018.1450457
pubs.elements-sourceweb-of-scienceen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Fine Artsen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Fine Arts, School of Musicen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.mycv396786


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