Annotation for Cone, Edward T.
Musical Form and Musical Performance Reconsidered
Annotation (by Jessica Corbin):
- This article does not so much reconsider the issues presented
in the book Musical Form and Musical Performance as much as clarify them.
He concentrates in this article mainly on two ideas presented
in his book, namely cadences as strong points and musical frame
vs. introduction. Cone uses hemiolas occuring at cadences to
further support his idea that the cadence is always a strong
point, with all motion leading towards it. The examples adduced
to support this concept include: "And the Glory of the Lord" from
Handel's Messiah, and Mozart Piano Sonata, K. 283.
Cone also adds to his definitions of frame and introduction.
After admitting the rigidity of the system brought
forth in his book, he offers some alternatives to what he calls these
two "extremes": the metrical introduction and the accompanimental
frame, as well as acknowledging that there is a wide spectrum of possibilities between the two
extremes mentioned above.