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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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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.
25) emphasized its presence as a purely structural device to divide the novel in half and found it tempting to think that the recapitulation would have headed the second of two papyrus rolls between which a copy of the novel would have been divided.
More recently, Whitmarsh (2009) has provided a very different reading of the recapitulation.
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.
133) the developmental expansion that occurs in the recapitulation at the point of the expository transition.
Exposition Recapitulation Bar 1 98 Bar 16 omitted Bar 28 137 Bar 34 144 Bar 41 121, with embellished repeat, bar 129
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 .
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.
He also suggests that 'Schoenberg creates a double recapitulation that is analogous but in no way identical to the double exposition in terms of harmonic areas and thematic disposition' (p.