Nahoko Sekimoto, Was Jean-Adam Serre (1704-1788) dualist? The justification of the origin of the minor mode in his Essais sur les principes de l'harmonie (1753)

The 18th-century Swiss theorist Jean-Adam Serre (1704-1788) has been largely neglected. Yet, his first theoretical writing, Essais sur les principes de l'harmonie, published in Paris in 1753, contains numerous ideas worth examination, in particular the question of the origin of the minor mode. This paper will focus on his justification of the minor mode and will emphasize common points between Serre's and nineteenth century German theories dubbed "harmonic dualism"

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