DOI link for Foreground Emphasis
Foreground Emphasis book
I have focused particularly on the foreground to middleground levels of structure in the accompanying Schenkerian graphs, as these levels seem to me to provide the most useful information for performance interpretation. It is at these levels that most of the dramatic narrative in each piece occurs, and where most of the tonal and rhythmic premises interact. It follows, then, that this is where most interpretive decisions will need to be made.