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

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He stored some of these excerpts in special booklets, created elaborated tables and summarised the information on counterpoint with commented note examples. Will probably come back to it soon. Since its appearance ingrdus has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers.

It is a fact that Beethoven owned the German edition. This section is in a simple lecture style, and looks at music from a purely mathematical angle, in a hradus tradition that goes back, through the works of Renaissance theoreticians, to the Ancient Greeks.

Some of the booklets even have page numbers. In species counterpoint, as given in Fux, the student is to master writing counterpoint in each species before moving on to the next. The large general dictionaries of Greek and Latin adopted this pattern of information. Views Read Geadus View history. The first application of the phrase is to a kind of Rux or Greek dictionaryin which the quantities of the vowels are marked in the words, to help beginners to understand the principles of Latin verse composition, in relation to the values of the metrical feet.

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This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. 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. It’s a short book and I’m going to read fx again in the future. I believe JJ Fux’s treatise on counterpoint is essential to any pupil grarus to learn the craft of tonal composition. Missa canonicaPsalms, Requiems, and instrumental works.

Definitely worth a look through your local secondhand bookstore or library! Jan 31, Britt rated it really liked it. Jun 07, Jason Mills rated it it was amazing. 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. Jun 26, Joe rated it it was amazing.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sign up using Facebook. Read by Bach, Beethoven, among many others so-called ‘great composers’, this book lays the ground on which you will be able to appreciate and compose, with the proper dedication, music that uses this technique.

Dec 10, Bruno rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the first part, Fux presents a summary of the theory on Musica Speculativa, or the analysis of intervals as proportions between numbers. Fux’s study on species counterpoint has set the standard for centuries on tonal music; in fact, this is the same text that Beethoven used. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

Fux’s work repeated some of Diruta’s, possibly coincidentally, since he is not known to have had a copy. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Taking the reader step-by-step through the processes involved. Anybody interested in learning counterpoint form historical sources is better adivsed to look at Morley, Tinctoris and Zarlino for the Renaissance and Mattheson, Rameau and Marpur for the Baroque.

Bach ‘s pupil Lorenz Christoph Mizler. He looks to Palestrina late Renaissance polyphony composer as the perfection in tonal harmony.

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Out of all the books in dialogue format, this is a pretty entertaining one. For the gradud of Eton, Westminster, Harrow, and Charterhouse schools, King’s college, London, and Marlborough college grwdus a work that was still in print inby then titled ‚ĶFor the use of Eton, Westminster, Harrow, Charterhouse and Rugby schools, King’s college, London, and Marlborough college and bound with A Dictionary of Epithets: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Nice to know Study copies In Beethoven began teaching his patron Archduke Rudolph in composition.