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The Study Of Fugue

Author : Alfred Mann
ISBN : 9780486171340
Genre : Music
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Classic study comprises two parts. The first is a comprehensive historical survey of writings on the fugue from the beginning of fugal teaching (c. 1350) to the present. Part Two explores in depth four 18th-century studies which are its classical presentations: Steps to Parnassus, J. J. Fux (1725), A Treatise on Fugue, F. W. Marpurg (1753–54), Fundamental and Practical Essay on Fugal Counterpoint, Padre Martini (1775), A Manual of the Fundamental Principles of Composition, J. A. Albrechtsberger (1790). Translations of texts, introductions and critical commentary, and many musical examples. Index. Bibliography.

Music Study In Germany

Author : Amy Fay
ISBN : 9780486265629
Genre : Music
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Famous letters by a young American pianist, dating from 1869 to 1875, uniquely describe study with Liszt, Tausig, and other luminaries. Fay offers firsthand impressions of performances by Rubinstein, Clara Schumann, Wagner (as conductor), Joachim, and many others.

Musical Wind Instruments

Author : Adam Carse
ISBN : 0486424227
Genre : Music
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Informative overview of wind instruments used in European orchestras, military, and other wind bands during the past 400 years. Well-illustrated passages describe various types and sizes of woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons) and brass (trumpets, cornets, horns, trombones, bugles, and related instruments). Includes 30 photos, 41 drawings and diagrams, and 11 charts.

English Keyboard Music Before The Nineteenth Century

Author : John Caldwell
ISBN : 0486248518
Genre : Music
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English keyboard art from Robertsbridge Codex (c. 1325) to John Field. Illuminating coverage of organ, harpsichord, pianoforte, other instruments; works of Tallis, Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins, many others. Bibliography.

The Art Of Accompaniment From A Thorough Bass

Author : Franck Thomas Arnold
ISBN : 0486431886
Genre : Music
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This legendary work presents a comprehensive survey that covers every issue of significance to today's performers, with numerous musical examples, authoritative citations, and scholarly interpretations and syntheses.

Complete Preludes And Fugues

Author : Johann Sebastian Bach
ISBN : 9780486248165
Genre : Music
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This volume reproduces all 25 of Bach's complete sets of preludes and fugues (i.e. compositions written as pairs), from the authoritative Bach-Gesellschaft edition. Ideal for reading, study, and performance. Table of contents.

The Great Composer As Teacher And Student

Author : Alfred Mann
ISBN : UVA:X002558434
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Shaping Forces In Music

Author : Ernst Toch
ISBN : 0486233464
Genre : Music
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A masterful and original classical composer as well as a renowned composer of film scores, Ernst Toch (1887 1964) made a permanent contribution to music in this important and widely praised book. Based on a series of lectures given at Harvard in 1944 and first published in 1948, this book is a brilliant examination of the materials and concepts that are the basic building blocks of music harmony, melody, counterpoint, and form. An admirable reconciliation of traditional and modern (mainly 12-tone) trends in composition, this book shows all types of writing must respond to psychological wants of the listener and how similar goals may be achieved in seemingly opposed styles. Illustrating his discussion with 390 musical examples, Toch not only introduces new ideas and approaches, but examines many age-old problems with clarity and precision consonance and dissonance, form versus number, and more. His analysis of the expanding harmonic universe, the wave line of melody, and the formative influence of movement are particularly penetrating. New to this edition are a biological introduction by Toch's grandson, Lawrence Weschler; a previously unpublished letter from Thomas Mann to Toch about this book (in English translation); and a complete checklist of Toch's compositions. Intended for all those who have a minimum understanding of musical notation and theory, this book will appeal to music lovers, practical musicians and amateurs, and incipient composers."


Author : Knud Jeppesen
ISBN : 9780486318875
Genre : Music
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First paperback edition of classic introductory text features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many musical examples.

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ISBN : 0722200196
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