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re·ca·pit·u·la·tion the·o·ry

the theory formulated by E.H. Haeckel that people during their embryonic development pass through stages similar in general structural plan to the stages their species passed through in its evolution; more technically phrased, the theory that ontogeny is an abbreviated recapitulation of phylogeny.

recapitulation

(rē′kə-pĭch′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of recapitulating.
2. A summary or concise review.
4. Music Restatement or reworking of the exposition in the tonic, constituting the third and final section of the typical sonata form.

recapitulation

the apparent repetition in the embryological development of an organism of stages similar to those of the ancestral adult forms which, in terms of evolution, preceded it. The concept is expressed as ‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’. For example, gill slits appear in the development of the human embryo.
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26) It matters not in the least for the present discussion whether these are originally by Xenophon or were inserted by a later editor; they were certainly there by the time Chariton wrote since the closing wording of the recapitulations in Chariton [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] clearly derives from the final words of all of the summaries in Xenophon, as many have noted (see, e.
33) See Bowie 1996, 99 on the ambiguity of the recapitulations as markers of an expectation of 'inexperienced' readers or oral delivery.
49) The passage has been suspected of being spurious, but as with the recapitulations in the Anabasis, we are more concerned with what Chariton had before him when he read Xenophon, not what Xenophon actually wrote.
The sparrow eventually burbles the original theme again, a version of a sonata's final recapitulation.
In my view, recapitulations are hardly perorations.
Irving also notes Mozart's propensity for regular recapitulations, but he provides us with little explanation of what actually happens in the irregular exceptions and why Mozart may have rerouted his material there.
On the one hand, the recapitulation of the `Entree de nimphes et de bergers desesperez' indicated by a verbal cue at the end of Act 1 is ignored (the entree is, in effect, an entr'acte).
Though the reader may not wish so follow Chua in every one of his interpretative jumps--why exactly is the "ironic consciousness" at the beginning of the recapitulation of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony above rather than part of the music?
Further to this issue, he states that, unlike some of the composer's string quartets and symphonies, 'The recapitulation of a solo keyboard sonata by Haydn .
I cannot agree with this interpretation; to start with, it is far too early in the work to be thinking in terms of recapitulations.
If he had considered the opening vocal phrase (bars 656-9) as a whole and not merely in terms of its constituent motivic elements, it would have become clear that in the vocal line the recapitulation begins at bar 680, three bars before the orchestral recapitulation, which he describes, with particular aptness, as being 'put into fast forward, so to speak' (p.