Prolongation of Seventh Chords in Tonal Music
volume Ii: Examples

Author: Goldenberg, Yosef
Year:2008
Pages:284
ISBN:0-7734-4852-7
978-0-7734-4852-0
Price:199.95
Offers for the first time a systematic survey of the entire spectrum of contrapuntal-harmonic configurations that enable the prolongation of seventh chords, arranged logically by seventh-chord type and voice-leading procedure.

Reviews

“Although many other theorists have written intelligently regarding the prolongation of dissonance, arguably none have examined this problem with the care and thoroughness as seen here. . . . The ideas presented here are not a mere revision of Schenker’s ideas, but rather stand as a reengagement and elucidation of principles that are central to Schenker’s method. As such, this study should have a profound impact on approaches to Schenkerian theory as well as to tonal music in general.” - Prof. L. Poundie Burstein, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

“Theoretically, the work proves that the influence of strict counterpoint over free composition is not as complete as Schenker believed. Aesthetically, the conclusions show the expressive power of the prolonged dissonance.” - Prof. Naphtali Wagner, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“The present study by Dr. Yosef Goldenberg is the most significant and detailed investigation to date of the manner in which dissonances can be prolonged in tonal music. Indeed, although Goldenberg – appropriately for tonal music - focuses on the dominant seventh chord and diminished seventh chords, his exploration of the way in which the dissonances contained in these chords can be prolonged – by consonances and consonant chords – has wide implications, both for the analysis of tonal and post-tonal music.” - Prof. Timothy L. Jackson, University of North Texas

Table of Contents

LIST OF EXAMPLES
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE EXAMPLES
FOREWORD by Prof. L. Poundie Burstein
PREFACE
EXAMPLES
INDEX OF MUSICAL EXAMPLES