Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the late Baroque era. He is most. Gradus ad Parnassum: traité de contrepoint by Johann Joseph Fux by Johann Joseph Fux; José Francisco Ortega Castejón; Universidad de Granada.;. Gradus ad Parnassum [Texte imprimé] / Johann Josef Fux ; introducción, traducción y notas de José F. Ortega / Granada.

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The parnqssum of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. Originally written in Latin,? The present translation by Alfred Mann is therefore the first faithful rendering in English from the original Latin and presents the parnassumm of Fux’s teachings. For its distinction as a classic and its undiminished usefulness for the modern student it is a privilege to offer this fine translation in the Norton Library.

The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers.

Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son ortegs its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference. Would you like to tell parnsasum about a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The most celebrated gradua on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work? An impressive list of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to its second edition, and in more recent times Paul Hindemith said, “Perhaps the craft of composition would really have fallen into decline if Fux’s? Read more Read less. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Buy the selected items together This item: The Study of Counterpoint: Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is the most concise and practical book I’ve ever read on the study and practice of counterpoint. Other books I’ve read and studied fuz to cover too much theory along with the study of counterpoint.

The graduss is short. But it is the ONLY book you will need on counterpoint. Because the book is about counterpoint, period. It’s not trying to teach intervals and notation and harmony at the same time as teaching counterpoint. It’s written in question and answer format: The same cantus firmus is used in every example. That takes much confusion out of learning and comparing each species. Read the almost indecipherable book on Counterpoint that Walter Piston wrote, and you will gain an incredible appreciation for the straight forward, lucid, and plain spoken approach Johann Fux had with his writings.

It’s ironic that this book, written hundreds of years before Pinton’s 20th century work, is so much more approachable. Fux had the heart of a teacher unlike the pedantic Piston. Reading this book and Basic Materials on Musical Theory alone equipped me with the knowledge I needed to write some very complex works of classical music that I am fu happy with. The staff diagrams could have easily been updated to reflect the Bass and Treble staves used today, but that’s add a minor suggestion for future editions.

Fascinating to learn the basis of counterpoint, some really interesting things come out of ortsga Like how inverted chords were thought of in this era — not as inverted chords but as a solution to a line of counterpoint. Or the importance of imperfect and perfect consonances and their resolutions being parnasssum basis of all counterpoint. Really cool to get this stuff from the source that Mozart, Beethoven and others fjx, gives you insight into their thinking as well.

Overall easy to read and can be used to really dive into counterpoint.

A knowledge of counterpoint that ishow notes “maneuver ” with and around each otheris essential for good composition and arranging. Your “writing” will sound and play so much grwdus if you “get the notes in the right places ” geadus this is what counterpoint is about.

This book will show you how to do this from the ground up, from the simple to the more complex and does it in a clearly illustrated logical wayone of the best on the subject. Whether involved in writing jazz or classical musicyou need to understand counterpoint and your music will show it.


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”. Even with a good understanding of Music Theory, be prepared to read this a couple times to catch it all – and, perhaps, have the music samples sited in the book handy to listen to as your reading – especially the second time around.

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This book is well worth whatever you pay for it. There’s that grasshopper, sensei thing going on, but the information is simple, but takes along time to master. A magnificent book use as THE reference for composing by the giants of composers in classical music in Europe.

They apply to classical music, not modern music. After reading through this book, I think it would be suitable for students of all levels. It contains everything you need to know about modal counterpoint and is completely comprehensive and easy to follow, as long as you do the exercises.

The dialogue mode in the book provides some levity though maybe not entirely intentional in a subject that has a proclivity to become dry. Highly recommended if you are looking for something to start or further your study of counterpoint.

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