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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Highly recommended if you are looking for something to start or further your study of counterpoint. The conversation approach makes it more than just another plain study book. Good josepg work for studying the theory of counterpoint.

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May 06, Joel rated it it was amazing. Johann Joseph Fux German: Although his music until recently never regained favor, his mastery of counterpoint influenced countless composers through his treatise Gradus ad Parnassum I had to read everything about 3 times to get a handle on it.

Haydn largely taught himself counterpoint by reading it and recommended it to the young Beethoven. And had me lost a huge percentage of the time. It is good both for educating yourself and for identifying the practices of the period in which it was written and how the practices were changing at that time. May 16, Zack Macomber rated it really liked it.

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Doing this gave me an deep understanding of the text and Fux’s method. English Choose a language for shopping. Jun 07, Parnawsum Mills rated it it was amazing. Modern counterpoint education is greatly indebted to Gradus ad Parnassum as the codex of the five species [ citation needed ].


Because it might be funny. Even though it is very short, it’s one of those books that is best accompanied with a notebook and pencil, to work through the examples yourself. The words of Mersenne, Cicero and Aristotle are pxrnassum the references quoted by Fux in this section.

The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work Gradus ad Parnassum. This is a wonderful study for composers, and this book will walk you through the concepts of Counterpoint which were employed by Bach, Handel and others.

Once all the species are mastered in two voices, the species johabn gone through again in three voices, and then in four voices. Retrieved from ” https: You won’t regret it!

It’s more important to learn the principles than to endeavor to become a Bach overnight in contrapuntal writing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Bach knew the Latin original well and his personal copy has survived. Books by Johann Joseph Fux. Add all three uohann Cart Add all three to List.

Grradus Mattheson remarked in Der vollkommene Capellmeister that the great fugal masters known to him were J.

Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

In he was accepted at the Jesuit university there, where his musical talent became apparent. Missa canonicaPsalms, Requiems, and instrumental works. That takes much confusion out of learning and comparing each species. The present translation by Alfred Mann is therefore the first faithful rendering in English from the original Latin and presents the essence of Fux’s teachings. Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo.


This is probably THE book on Counterpoint.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. All in all a very useful book. At the outset, Fux states his purpose: The second part, on Musica Praticais the section of this treatise where the author presents his instruction on counterpoint, fugue, double counterpoint, a brief essay on musical taste, and his ideas on composing Sacred music, writing in the Style A Cappella and in the Recitativo Style.

Nice and short, really; of course it is. 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. Bach held it in high esteem, Leopold Mozart trained his famous son from its pages, Haydn worked out every lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an abstract for ready reference.

I honestly cannot understand why people still recommend Fux, to this day, some referring to him as “the source”.

Really cool to get this stuff from the pafnassum that Mozart, Beethoven and others used, gives you insight into their thinking as well. InGirolamo Dirutaa composer of the Venetian schoolpublished Il Transilvanowhich presented the Ggadus polyphonic style as a series of types: The essence of the most celebrated book on counterpoint, Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum.