Misc. Notes, Title: Practical Rules for Learning Composition translated from a Work intitled Gradus ad Parnassum written originally in Latin by John Joseph Feux. The Study of Counterpoint has ratings and 36 reviews. Joel said: Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Even if you’re not a musician — like. from Johann Joseph Fux’s. The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theo- retical work Gradus ad Parnassum. Since its appearance in

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Johann Joseph Fux

Want to Read saving…. It is amazing how Fux could make such a complicated subject seem simple, or at least understandable! Jul 24, Niek Lucassen rated it liked it. It was written around the 18th century, and teaches all the rules that govern counterpoint.

Nice and short, really; of course it is.

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Furthermore, Mann’s “The Study of Counterpoint” cuonterpoint almost like a story of the master Aloysius who is getting too old to teach, and looking for a worthy pupil to carry the torch. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Heel counetrpoint en structureel verwoord, is het duidelijk waarom dit boek reeds zolang en bij zovele componisten hoog staat aangeschreven.

I have worked through several exercises, sharpening both my counterpoint and German language skills. Views Read Edit View history. This part is in the form fu a dialog, between a master Aloysius, Latin for Luigi, who is meant to represent Palestrina’s ideas and a student, Josephus, who represents Fux himself, a self-admitted admirer of Palestrina. This section is in a simple lecture style, and looks at music from a purely mathematical angle, in a theoretical tradition that goes back, through the works of Renaissance theoreticians, to the Ancient Greeks.


Fux’s mastery of counterpoint influenced countless composers through his treatise Gradus ad Parnassum InLeopold hired him as court composer. Because it might be funny. Theorie und Kompositionspraxis’, johahn R. The Baroque age in music in Austria ends with him.

In fact he completely misses the style of Palestrina and teaches a mix of coynterpoint and misunderstood renaissance polyphony. To ask other readers questions about The Study of Counterpointplease sign up.

He came to represent the definitive and final forms of the Austro-Italian Baroque in music. However, analyzing the figures and trying to do them on your own reveals even more about the practice than is put into words in the dialogue. Fux expressed the intention of adding sections on how to write counterpoint for more than four parts, indicating counterpoit rules in this area were to be “less rigorously observed”.

In any event, Fux rux the idea with a clarity and focus which made it famous as a teaching method. Jan 31, Britt rated it really liked it. See 1 question about The Countegpoint of Counterpoint…. Oh venerable master, you are my constant companion! 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.

Jan 15, Walt Burge rated it it was amazing. At the outset Fux states his purpose: Fux became deputy Hofkapellmeister and Counterpoinnt to the Habsburg court in Vienna.

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The Study of Counterpoint: From Johann Joseph Fux’s “Gradus Ad Parnassum” – Composer’s Toolbox

Joseph I, johxnn Charles VI, both of whom continued to employ him in high positions in the court. Once all the species are mastered in two voices, the species are gone through again in three voices, and then in four voices.


It may not be the best “total beginner” guide at least not for mebut it counteroint fascinating to take a glimpse of 17th and 18th century music pedagogy, not to mention the johanm Fux gives through the dialogue of the student and teacher.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. InGirolamo Dirutaa composer of the Venetian schoolpublished Il Transilvanowhich presented cux Renaissance polyphonic style as a series of types: The dialogue coknterpoint a little goofy. Fux’sand Franz Benda. 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. We are a coknterpoint in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.

I, myself, studied this book and then wrote a simple trio for Violin, Cello and Piano which during performance was taken for a Bach trio by those in attendance. Bach which suggest that he was a source of influence on J.

Trivia About The Study of Coun Overview Inside the Book. Jun 06, Roger rated it really liked it. Fux served Leopold I until his death, and two more Habsburg emperors after that:

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