P. H. Smith

Articles

Schumann's A-minor Mood: Late-Style Dialectics in the First Movement of the Cello Concerto
Journal of Music Theory (2016) Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 51-88

Schumann's adaptations of eighteenth-century instrumental forms have long been regarded as problematic, as have the works of his late style period of the 1850s. The Cello Concerto Op. 129 (composed 1850, published 1854) is a late work based onm classical ...

Schumann's Continuous Expositions and the Classical Tradition
Journal of Music Theory (2014) Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 25-56

Commentators have traditionally judged Schumann's sonata forms negatively, despite recent positive reassessments. In the response to Schumann's expositions, even two of his most insightful advocates, Linda Correll Roesner and Anthony Newcomb, portray Schumann's designs as "structurally insignificant shells of traditional ...

Brahms and Subject/Answer Rhetoric
Music Analysis (2001) Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 193-238
Brahms and Motivic 6/3 Chords
Music Analysis (1997) Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 175-218