7-426 - First Steps Towards Modelling Expressive Timing in German Late Romantic Organ Music

Yulia Draginda, Ichiro Fujinaga

Abstract: The present study introduces a mathematical model for the symmetric phrasing scheme of German musicologist Hugo Riemann (1849–1919). The model is used to create an artificially expressive timing pattern in Max Reger’s (1873¬–1916) organ Prelude op. 135a/1 and is evaluated analytically against professional human interpretation.