7.A. A Paradigm for Studying the Transition from Modality to Tonality in the Seventeenth Century Rudolf Rasch - 29 juin 2017, 17h00-17h45, amphithéâtre 4


Le 29 juin 2017
de 17h00 à 17h45

Le Patio (université de Strasbourg)
22 rue René Descartes, 67000 Strasbourg
amphithéâtre 4

Conférence semi-plénière

Pré-acte / Acte

Auteur : Rudolf Rasch

     The system of the twelve modes – the “modal system” — provides useful schemes for the analysis of tonal structures of sixteenth-century polyphony, while the conventional “tonal system” of the 24 keys (tonalities) does so for the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. But what about the music of the seventeenth century? Should we approach this form the point of view from the modal system or from the tonal system? Both are possible and it is no news to say that seventeenth-century music operates in a transition area between the modal and the tonal system. But the two systems have basically different starting points, are how is a transition from the one to the other system possible? I my lecture I will propose a paradigm to describe this transition and to illustrate the transition with examples from musical repertoires and theoretical writings.

Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg
Opéra National du Rhin
Conservatoire de Strasbourg