The Music of Leos Janacek - Motive, Rhythm, Structure
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Skoumal demonstrates how the music combines and blends traditional tonal elements, folk-influenced features, and techniques that were forward-looking at the time. In particular, the music is shown to employ highly sophisticated and continually transforming motivic and rhythmic components.
The book's numerous musical analyses are motivically centered and employ various analytical approaches, including ones that involve reduction, structural levels, basic set theory, and rhythmic theory. Discussions of Janacek's works with a libretto or other type of text consider relationships between word and music, revealing their connection to deeper structural issues.
Zdenek Skoumal is a music theorist and independent scholar who has held teaching appointments at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the University of British Columbia, and McGill University.