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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Johann Joseph Fux

That said, these techniques of counterpoint particularly two-part, first-species counterpoint are still found all over music to this day. Scheibe likewise, in Der critische Musikusranked J. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. It’s ironic that this book, written hundreds of years before Pinton’s 20th century work, is so much more approachable. The only people who should take interest in this book are those interested in the history of music pedagogy. Forkel of January 19, attests to J.

Although his music until recently never regained favor, his mastery of counterpoint influenced countless composers through his treatise Gradus ad Parnassum Contraportada The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum.

Fascinating to learn the basis of counterpoint, some really interesting things come out of it! Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Fux fails to teach the style which he supposes to have set out to teach, as he gets plenty wrong. This usage deserves to be distinguished from the long afterlife which Fux’s Gradus enjoyed both as a composition manual and as the source of various treatises based more or less directly upon it.


It’s a short book and I’m going to read it again in the future. Relatively little is known about his early life, but likely he went to nearby Graz for music lessons. Jan 31, Britt rated it really liked it. But it is the ONLY book you will need on counterpoint. The examples are not very melodic in nature but will teach you sound counterpoint writing. Oct 04, Daniel Lopez rated it it was amazing.

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The dialogue between the student and master made the book much more approachable than if it had been written like a dry textbook, and the old fashioned language was very nice. Mar 13, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Available Our Retail Price: Although he makes a good point, the soap box banter I found to 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.

This is quite likely the best book I’ve read this year. The essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum.

Dec 28, Hans rated it really liked it. Because it might be funny. Furthermore, Mann’s “The Study of Fud is almost like a story of the master Aloysius who is getting too old to teach, and looking for a worthy pupil to carry the torch. Rev ed 1 de abril de Idioma: Even if joweph not a musician — like, if you’re maybe a painter or a movie-maker or just a person trying to get some stuff done or something — read this book and feel inspired by its easy to understand analysis of the ever complex world of counterpoint.


Other books I’ve read and studied tried to cover too much theory along with the study of counterpoint. Amazon Inspire Digital Parnassmu Resources.

The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work? Aug 07, Chairman Meow added it. I was required to buy this book for my AP music theory class even though counterpoint is not a significant part of the curriculum, but josseph has expanded my knowledge of music immensely and could not be happier with it. Joseph I, and Charles VI, hradus of whom continued to employ him in high positions in the court.

Overall easy to oarnassum and can be used to really dive into counterpoint. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Fantastisch geschreven, in dialoogvorm tussen een ‘meester’ en een leerling, vertrekt dit boek van een cantus firmus zeg maar: Bach ‘s pupil Lorenz Christoph Mizler. Oh venerable master, you are my constant companion!

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”. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The conversation approach makes it more than just another plain study book. InLeopold hired him as court composer. Still I learned an insane amount about a very cool subject. Translated from latin to contemporary english. You won’t regret it! Feb 12, Stephen Ian Savage parnassum it it was amazing.