Subtle Enharmonic Relationships in Mozart's Music
Roger Kamien and Mozart
Journal of Music Theory
Vol. 30, No. 2 (Autumn, 1986), pp. 169-183
Published by: Duke University Press on behalf of the Yale University Department of Music
"Enharmonic transformation is one of the most important resources of the tonal system. This procedure occurs already in music of the late Baroque period, particularly in
In music by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, enharmonic transformation helps create effects of wit, suspense or surprise. It is used as a basis for modulation and as a means of creating organic connections between contrasting sections."
Richard Strauss and His World
Assistant Professor of Music Bryan Gilliam
Princeton University Press, 30.08.1992
"...the enharmonic transformation of Db into C#. The expressive 4–3 suspension in the vocal line in measure 13 of the sketch is transferred to measure 68 of the final version. The halting declamation"
"Here, the theme begins in B minor, but Nielsen swiftly exploits the enharmonic transformation of G sharp (A flat) as a means of exploring new harmonic areas, and the theme eventually closes in G minor."
"...in which every resolution “becomes the pivotal chord for a new modulation,
either as a dominant to a new tonic or through enharmonic transformation.
This process never diminishes in intensity until the grand B6/4 chord in
meas. 25 and the following cadence, which resolves to the long-awaited
B tonic chord."