Compositional Theory in the Eighteenth Century (Paperback)Joel Lester (author)
Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 12/04/1994
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"Compositional Theory in the Eighteenth Century" provides a comprehensive account of the theory behind the music of Baroque and Classical composers, from Bach to Beethoven. While giving pre-eminent theorists their due in this panoramic survey of musical thought, Joel Lester also examines the works of more than one hundred writers to show how prominent theories were received and applied in actual teaching situations. Beginning with the influence of Zarlino, Lester then focuses on central traditions emerging from definitive works in the early 18th century: species counterpoint in the writings of Fux; thoroughbass as presented by Niedt and Heinichen; Rameau's harmonic theories; and Mattheson's views on melodic structure.
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
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