Author: Marcus Alessi Bittencourt
Title: "A revision of the theory of modulation and a renewed Riemannian analytical methodology for extended tonality"
This paper presents a proposal for a revision of the theory of modulation in two parallel systems of classification, according to the criteria of modulatory impact and modulatory facture. This proposal is presented together with a series of theoretical definitions and explanations that serve as grounds for the proposal of a renewed Riemannian methodology for the analysis of nineteenth-century extended-tonality works. The paper tries to demonstrate the historical grounds of the analytical propositions made, and specially highlights their ability to graph the harmonic language of nineteenth-century extended tonality by means of a few analytical examples taken from repertoire.
Keywords: Music Analysis; Theory of Modulation; Music Structure; Tonal Harmony.