False Recapitulation: Considerations Regarding the History of the Term and the Method


In Russian musicology the word combination “false recapitulation” has long been functioning as a term. The artistic device which is denoted by the term has a number of sustainable features, though scholars may give a different emphasis to the term in describing and interpreting it. In foreign musicology (German, for instance) the picture may not be that clear. The reason for it is not just the absence of a single generally accepted term to denote this phenomenon, but also in the more comprehensive interpretation of the phenomenon and the place for its location in musical work which might happen to be rather distanced from the starting point of the actual recapitulation.


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