[Smt-talk] Car names

Julie Pedneault D julie.pedneault_d at mail.mcgill.ca
Tue Jul 24 16:52:41 PDT 2012

As long as nobody brings out an "Accidental" or a "Requiem"... (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

All best,


Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers, PhD
Professeure adjointe / Assistant Professor

École de musique / School of Music

Université d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa

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Subject: Re: [Smt-talk] Car names

Actually, here's one (or two) from an American manufacturer.

Ford made a car called the 'Tempo,' but I believe the model was discontinued.

(Then there's the ford Taurus, which is clearly derived from our own neo-Riemannian spaces. right?)

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 12:27 PM, William Caplin <caplin at music.mcgill.ca<mailto:caplin at music.mcgill.ca>> wrote:
What do you all make of the latest trend of Asian car manufacturers naming their cars after musical terms?

We already have Hyundai's "Sonata" and "Accent" (two of my own major areas of research).  Then there's Kia's "Rondo."  And just today I read about a new electric car from China named "Coda."  (I suppose a "Cadence" can't be too far in the future.)

Clearly there's a prestige factor associated with music in Asia that doesn't seem to resonate with North American or European makers.

Have I missed others?

Wishing you all a pleasant summer!


William E. Caplin
James McGill Professor of Music Theory

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Schulich School of Music
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