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Ernst Kurth : Selected Writings - Ernst Kurth

Ernst Kurth

Selected Writings

Hardcover Published: 26th July 1991
ISBN: 9780521355223
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book provides a selection of annotated translations from Ernst Kurth's three best known publications: Grundlagen des linearen Kontrapunkts (1917), Romantische Harmonik und ihre Krise in Wagners 'Tristan' (1920), and Bruckner (1925). Kurth's contemporaries considered these books to be pioneering studies in the music of J. S. Bach, Wagner, and Bruckner. Professor Rothfarb's extensive introductory essay discusses the intellectual and socio-cultural environment in which Kurth was writing, referring to aspects of the early twentieth-century cultural renewal movements and to intellectual developments of the day in phenomenology, aesthetics and psychology. By reading Kurth against the cultural-intellectual background provided in the essay and commentaries, today's music historians and theorists can round out their picture of music theory in the early twentieth century.

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"Not only has Rothfarb mastered a wealth of material from Kurth's four principal writings, he has sifted as well through the complexity and abundance of thought, has organized it cogently, and has honed a precise yet fluent prose style of his own that reveals with impressive clarity Kurth's governing ideas and 'pre-analytic attitudes'." Notes

Foreword
Preface
Notes on the translation
IntroductionlPart I
Polyphonic structure
Thematic and motivic processes
Polyphonic melodylPart II
Details of Romantic harmony
Broader dimensions of Romantic harmonylPart III
Bruckner's form as undulatory phases
Details of Bruckner's symphonic waves
Appendix: complete tables of contents for Kurth's Grundlagen des linearen Kontrapunkts, Romantische Harmonik und ihre Krise in Wagners 'Tristan' and Bruckner
Select bibliography
Index of musical examples
General index
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ISBN: 9780521355223
ISBN-10: 0521355222
Series: New Testament Theology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 26th July 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54

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