Hugo Riemann's concept of tonality Public Deposited

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  • Tachovsky, Tara
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music
  • This study examines the relationship between theories of harmonic dualism, Riemann's concept of undertones, and Riemann's theories of tonality in the context of nineteenth-century science. As one of the scholars who helped define the field of musicology, Riemann contributed to the impetus to legitimate the discipline by creating ties with other fields. In the first section, I trace the influence of Moritz Hauptmann, Hermann von Helmholtz, and Arthur von Oettingen on Riemann's work, with reference to how Riemann's theories of tonality were derived from the principles of harmonic dualism and his concept of undertones. In the final section, I look at Riemann's theories from the perspective of his critics and show how his ideas were reformulated through interaction with his contemporaries.
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