Analyzing Beethoven’s composition style
Today’s Video of the Day from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) describes the approach that researchers have taken to analyze Beethoven’s composition style.
The music analysis is based on a set of compositions known as the Beethoven String Quartets.
Martin Rohrmeier leads EPFL’s Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) in the Digital Humanities Institute.
“New state-of-the-art methods in statistics and data science make it possible for us to analyze music in ways that were out of reach for traditional musicology,” said Rohrmeier. “The young field of Digital Musicology is currently advancing a whole new range of methods and perspectives. The aim of our lab is to understand how music works.”
Video Credit: EPFL