Unisons in Haydn's String Quartets by Mary Hunter. Hunter, M. Haydn: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America, 2014.
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In this essay, I build on Janet Levy's work on the signification of unisons, and that of Armin Raab on their structural functions in Haydn's quartets to examine how unisons convey meanings in these works. I argue that one of the most salient characteristics of the unison in the quartets is its capacity for both syntactic and semantic ambiguity. I also briefly discuss the peculiar status on the unison in a genre especially valued for its complex “conversational” textures. I.
@article{hunter2014-unisons,
  abstract      = {In this essay, I build on Janet Levy's work on the signification of unisons, and that of Armin Raab on their structural functions in Haydn's quartets to examine how unisons convey meanings in these works. I argue that one of the most salient characteristics of the unison in the quartets is its capacity for both syntactic and semantic ambiguity. I also briefly discuss the peculiar status on the unison in a genre especially valued for its complex “conversational” textures. I.},
  author        = {Hunter, Mary},
  journal       = {Haydn: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America},
  keywords      = {music analysis},
  mendeley-tags = {music analysis},
  number        = {Spring},
  title         = {{Unisons in Haydn's String Quartets by Mary Hunter}},
  volume        = {4},
  year          = {2014}
}

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