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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The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

Oxford Composer Companion J. Festschrift Friedrich Blume zum For example, from the very …more Yes, it would be very helpful to know music fundamentals and the Grzdus system of music notation before reading this book.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Since josepj appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers. In Girolamo Diruta, a composer of the Venetian school, published Il Transilvanowhich presented the Paenassum polyphonic style as a series of types: After a couple months of practice and familiarization on the subject, I was able to come back and progress through it slowly.

Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

After reading through this book, I think it would be suitable for students of all levels. This is the most concise and practical book I’ve ever read on the study and practice of counterpoint.

Translated from latin to contemporary english. 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.


Almost all modern courses on Renaissance counterpoint, a mainstay of college music curricula, are indebted in some degree to this work by Fux. Dec 12, Acer Pseudoplantatus rated it did not like it Shelves: Buy the selected items together This item: Therefore, I would encourage anyone to start here if they want to learn composition.

Appreciated the good explanations for the rules, as well as the message that some of them are mostly guidelines rather than absolute truths is very important to go forward with the more complicated types of counterpoint.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I understand why he would recommend that as this book requires time and practice to work out. Your “writing” will sound and play so much better if you “get the notes in the right places ” and this is what counterpoint is about.

The Study of Counterpoint

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Seems “outdated” as well, I never hear of the cantus firmus in any modern texts. Other books I’ve read and studied tried to cover too much theory along with the study of counterpoint. This is quite likely the best book I’ve read this year.

February 13, – Vienna, Austria. 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. Maybe it is because of the reputation his work has unjustly received.


Jun 26, Joe rated it it was amazing. In addition Fux wrote Masses incl. There’s that grasshopper, sensei thing going on, but the information is simple, but takes along time to master. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


See all 69 reviews. Please try again later. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Bach ‘s preoccupation with stile antico counterpoint in josepg late works, but not as a primer of strict counterpoint: See and discover other items: Fux’s mastery of counterpoint influenced countless composers through his treatise Gradus ad Parnassum While the species approach may have pedagogical benefits the best apologia for which has been written by Alan Belkin in his ‘Counterpoint’, although I cannot agree with it; saying, for example, that the first species forces a student to focus on melodic shape is in johxnn opinion misguided, as rhythm is very much part of a melody’s shape.

He is most famous as the author of Gradus ad Parnassuma treatise on counterpointwhich has become the single most influential book on the Palestrinian style of Renaissance polyphony. Published June 17th by W. Dover, Johann Joseph Parnnassum