Do Descending Bass Lines Signal Sadness?

Presented at ICMPC Montreal 2018

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Selected Bibliography and Related Sources:

Allanbrook, Wye J. Rhythmic Gesture in Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Giger, Andreas. Verdi and the French Aesthetic: Verse, Stanza, and Melody in Nineteenth-Century Opera. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Klorman, Edward. Mozart’s Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Lerdahl, Fred, and Ray Jackendoff. A Generative Theory of Tonal Music. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1983.

Rothstein, William. “Metrical Theory and Verdi’s Midcentury Operas.” Dutch Journal of Music Theory 16, no. 2 (2011): 93–111.

Temperley, David. “End-Accented Phrases: An Analytical Exploration.” Journal of Music Theory 47 (2003): 125–154.

Wilson, Andrew. “Dual-Aspect Meter: A Theory Metrical Consonance, Dissonance, Weight, and Variety.” PhD diss. City University of New York, 2016.

VanHandel, Leigh. “National Metrical Types in Nineteenth Century Art Song.” Empirical Musicology Review 4 (2009): 134–145.

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