enharmonic modulation


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enharmonic modulation

n
(Music, other) music a change of key achieved by regarding a note in one key as an equivalent note in another. Thus E flat in the key of A flat could be regarded as D sharp in the key of B major
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A common-tone enharmonic modulation at the end of variation 3 ushers in an unexpected, yet charming tonal expansion--a harbinger of colorful reharmonizations that will occur later in the cycle.
Read programmenotes from decades long past and they will be full of references to "first subjects" and "transitions with enharmonic modulations" and all kinds of technical procedures unfolding as the music progresses.
Walker hears many of Liszt's essays in musical poetry as anticipating Mahler, with affective tonal ambiguities, clever enharmonic modulations, and thoughtful moments of word painting enriching the German song landscape considerably.