thematic development



[Eng.]


Musical expansion of a theme achieved by varying its melodic outline, its harmony, or its rhythm.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Liszt: Les préludes (thematic transformation 1)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 16
Liszt: Les préludes (thematic transformation 2)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 17
Liszt: Les préludes (thematic transformation 3)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 18
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, V (idée fixe)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 23

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