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Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis: Aesthetics and the Art of Musical Composition in the German Enlightenment: Selected Writings of Johann Georg Sulzer and Heinrich Christoph Koch Series Number 7 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis: Aesthetics and the Art of Musical Composition in the German Enlightenment: Selected Writings of Johann Georg Sulzer and Heinrich Christoph Koch Series Number 7 (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 21/03/1996
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Can an abstract theory of Empfindsamkeit aesthetics have any value to a musician wishing to study composition in the classical style? The eighteenth-century German theorist and pedagogue Heinrich Koch showed how this question could be answered with a resounding yes. Starting with the systematic aesthetic theory of the Swiss encyclopedist Johann Sulzer, Koch was creatively able to adapt Sulzer's conservative ideas on ethical mimesis and rhetoric to concrete problems of music analysis and composition. In this collaborative study, Thomas Christensen and Nancy Baker have translated and analysed selected writings of Sulzer and Koch respectively, bringing to life a little-known confluence of philosophical and musical thought from the German Enlightenment. Koch's appropriation of Sulzer's ideas to the service of music represents an important development in the evolution of Western musical thought.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521360357
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


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'... the translations are elegant and thoughtfully done, with helpful annotations and there are useful introductory essays on Sulzer and Koch by the two editors ... the extracts translated provide a very useful indication of the musical intellectual thought in German-speaking countries in the late 18th century.' Musical Times
"Christensen's and Baker's volume is a model of what translation of documents in the history of music theory can be. The mechanical and visual production of the book is exemplary, and it has a useful and detailed index. ...they capture the flavor of the original text while rendering it in a readable and idiomatic modern prose." Patrick Mc Creless, Jrnl of the American Musicological Society

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