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 . From Johann Joseph Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum. The Study of. Counterpoint from Johann Joseph Fux’s. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s. 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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May 16, Zack Macomber rated it really liked it. Taking the reader step-by-step through the processes involved. Ac works of MersenneCicero and Aristotle are among the references quoted by Fux in this section. I would use this as a companion to studying counterpoint or as a review since it has a different way of saying things and is concise.

The Study of Counterpoint by Johann Joseph Fux

I plan to Excellent, step-by-step book on learning how to write counterpoint. Retrieved November 15, Although his music never regained favour, J. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

It is very much a direct expression of the same questions a beginner of counterpoint would expect to ask and it makes for easier reading. Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Fractals and all that.

Gradus ad Parnassum (Fux, Johann Joseph)

Johann Mattheson remarked in Der vollkommene Capellmeister that the great fugal masters known to him were J. Since its appearance init has been used by and has directly influenced the work of many of the greatest composers.


Bach’s Print copy Sonate grafus 4. Nice and short, really; of course it is. Reading it as a modern reader is a bit strange.

Refresh and try again. Un excelente libro que ha sobrevivido la prueba del tiempo. 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. The work is divided into two major parts.

The Study of Counterpoint

Apr 06, Rahul Prabhakar rated it it was amazing. However, citing his poor health as a result of gout and age, he chose to conclude the book as it stood.

This book shows the basis for classical composition, as this boo This book is great for learning counterpoint and the dialogue between the student and master is hilarious but also very informative. About Johann Joseph Fux.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Johann Joseph Fux German: I don’t know what to think. This book on counterpoint is as much about jodeph as it is about voice-leading.

Jul 29, John rated it liked it. The species are, in order, note against note; two parnwssum against one; four notes against one; ligature or suspensions one note against one, but offset by half of the note value ; and “florid,” in which the other species are combined freely.


Norton’s privacy policy and terms of use. Being able to read music will also help you to hear the musical examples in the book by either playing them on an instrument or singing them yourself. Appreciated the good grxdus for the rules, as well as the message that some of them are mostly guidelines rather than absolute pxrnassum is very important to go forward with the more complicated types of ar. In addition Fux wrote Masses incl. Once all the species are mastered in two voices, the species are gone through again in three voices, and then in four voices.

That said, if you are capable of reading basic musical notation, you shouldn’t have too much trouble. The humble student does get annoying after a while, but he and his teacher really teach you the steps to Parnassus. In species counterpoint, as given in J. It’s nearly years old at this point, and many of the old masters studied from it. Jan 31, Britt rated it really liked it. Heel helder en structureel verwoord, is het duidelijk waarom dit boek reeds zolang en bij zovele componisten hoog staat aangeschreven.