Music Theory Online

"That Awkward Scale": Verdi, Puccini, and the Scala enigmatica
Music Theory Online (2015) Vol. 21, No. 2

On August 5, 1888, the Gazzetta musicale di Milano challenged its readers to harmonize a curious scale that it had received from a famous Bolognese musician. Two weeks later, the journal’s editors published several commendable solutions, including one by the ...


Music Theory Online is a journal of criticism, commentary, research and scholarship. The refereed open-access electronic journal of the Society for Music Theory, MTO has been in continuous publication since 1993. New issues are published four times per year and include articles, reviews, commentaries, and analytical essays.

Publisher Society for Music Theory
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 1067-3040
Year started 1993
Indexed 678 articles

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