The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus Ad Parnassum [ Johann Joseph Fux, Alfred Mann] on *FREE* shipping on. From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. Johann Joseph Fux The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work?Gradus ad . Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the He is most famous as the author of Gradus ad Parnassum, a treatise on.

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InLeopold hired him as court composer. Fux is incredibly self-righteous in his nagging soliloquy about “the rise of three dimensional thought” all to be found in his cumbersome introduction and foreward. He looks to Palestrina late Renaissance polyphony composer as the perfection in tonal harmony. Nov 20, Peter Cho rated it it was amazing.

See all 69 reviews. To ask other readers questions about The Study of Counterpointplease sign up. While Gradus ad Parnassum is famous as the origin of the term ” species counterpoint “, Fux was not the first one to invent the idea.

This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat This part is in the form of a dialog, between a master Aloysius, Latin for Luigi, who is meant to represent Palestrina’s ideas and a student, Josephus, who represents Fux himself, a self-admitted admirer of Palestrina. Originally written in Latin,?

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This book on counterpoint is as much about philosophy as it is about voice-leading. This section is in a simple lecture style, and looks at music from a purely mathematical angle, in a theoretical tradition that goes back, through the works of Renaissance theoreticians, to the Ancient Greeks.


Also, the ending is chilling and caught me by surprise There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. In fact he completely misses the style of Palestrina and teaches a mix of baroque and misunderstood renaissance polyphony.

I understand why he would recommend that as this book requires time and practice to work out. Amazon Business Servicio para clientes de empresa. Norton Company first published June Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The same cantus firmus is used in every example. I only wish the first part of the Gradus ad Parnassum had been included. The josph of MersenneCicero and Aristotle are among the references quoted by Fux in this section.

Retrieved from ” https: This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Good classic work for studying the theory of counterpoint. Amazon Giveaway allows joaeph to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

In any event, Fux presented the idea with a clarity and focus which made parjassum famous as a teaching method. An incredible book that has survived the test of time. Overall easy to read and can be used to really dive into counterpoint.

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At the outset, Fux states his purpose: Jun 06, Roger rated it really liked it. Taking the reader step-by-step through the processes involved.


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Bach ‘s preference for actual music in the teaching of composition as against ‘the dry species of counterpoint that are given in Fux and others’, but the same letter places Fux at the head of those contemporary composers whom J. Since its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers.

Amazon Music Transmite millones de canciones. This is the most concise and practical book I’ve ever read on the study and practice of counterpoint. One last point, if you’re writing for a vocalist, counterpoint will help you enhance the background while keeping it from getting “in the way”.

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Jan 15, Walt Burge rated it it was amazing. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

I don’t know what to think. Mozart had a copy of it that he annotated.

Johann Joseph Fux (Composer, Music Theorist) – Short Biography

The format gets old fast, but the information and concise nature of the text was pretty useful as reference for the kinds of assignments we were working on. That takes much confusion out of learning and comparing each species. Facsimile of the Vienna edition.

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