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. Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue Almost all modern courses on Renaissance counterpoint, a mainstay of college.

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It is divided in two major parts. May 16, Zack Macomber rated it really liked it. It is just a little bit intermediate for someone just starting out, but the exercises are invaluable. His total compositions number more than known items, some of them for church use, including 60 Masses, 12 Requiems, 22 motets, hymns, and several sonatas and settings fu psalms and litanies, all distinguished by the perfection of his canonic writing, which joxeph J.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Although he makes a good point, the soap box banter I found to be rather irritating.

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He came to represent the definitive and final forms of the Austro-Italian Baroque in music. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fux became deputy Hofkapellmeister and Hofkapellmeister to the Habsburg court in Vienna. Scheibe likewise, in Der critische Musikusranked J. As a music theorist, he produced the classic treatise on counterpoint, Gradus ad Parnassum Im Gedenken counferpoint Walther Vetter [Leipzig, ]. Writings Gradus ad Parnassum Vienna, ; partial Eng.

Loved the dialog between teacher and pupil. Oct 15, Nathan Mcfarland rated it it was amazing. As a composer, he was an outstanding contrapuntist.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The humble student does get annoying after a while, but he and his teacher really teach you the steps to Parnassus. Joseph I, and Charles VI, both of whom continued to employ him in high positions in the court. The format gets old fast, but the information and concise nature of the text was pretty useful as reference countrpoint the kinds of assignments we were working on.

His parents, simple country people, were Andreas and Ursula Fux. While Gradus ad Parnassum is famous as the origin of the term “species counterpoint,” Fux was not the first one to invent the idea. Dec 12, Acer Pseudoplantatus rated it did not like it Shelves: While the species approach may joweph 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 my opinion misguided, as rhythm is very much part of a melody’s shape.

This part is counterpoont the form of a dialog, between a master Aloysius, Latin for Luigi, who is meant to represent Gux ideas and a student, Josephus, who represents Fux himself, a self-admitted admirer of Palestrina.

Available Our Retail Price: Feb 24, Kari rated it really liked it Shelves: In addition Fux wrote Masses incl. Fux served Leopold I until his couhterpoint, and two more Habsburg emperors after that: Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

The most celebrated book on counterpoint is Fux’s great theoretical work?

The Study of Counterpoint

A s Now how you gonna go and front on my boy Fux? Therefore, I would encourage anyone to start here if they want to learn composition.


This usage deserves to be distinguished from the long afterlife which Fux’s Gradus enjoyed both as a composition manual and as the source of various treatises based more or less dounterpoint upon it. Jul 24, Niek Lucassen rated it liked it.

Fux was made court composer by the Emperor in ; about the latter is believed to have sent mohann to Rome, where he studied composition.

Fux’s work repeated some of Diruta’s, possibly coincidentally, since he is not known to have had a copy: Relatively little is known about his early life, but likely he went to nearby Graz for music lessons.

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.

Retrieved from ” https: Published June 17th by W. This book is great for learning counterpoint and the dialogue between the student and master is hilarious but also very informative. I only wish the first part of the Gradus ad Parnassum had been included.

The conversation approach makes it more than just another plain study book. Mar 13, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good classic work for studying the theory of counterpoint. 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.