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Musical Form in the Age of Beethoven : Selected Writings on Theory and Method - A. B. Marx

Musical Form in the Age of Beethoven

Selected Writings on Theory and Method

By: A. B. Marx, Scott Burnham (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521452748
Number Of Pages: 216

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A. B. Marx was one of the most important German music theorists of his time. Drawing on idealist aesthetics and the ideology of Bildung, he developed a holistic pedagogical method as well as a theory of musical form that gives pride of place to Beethoven. This volume offers a generous selection of the most salient of his writings, the majority presented here in English for the first time. It features Marx's oft-cited but little understood material on sonata form, his progressive program for compositional pedagogy and his detailed critical analysis of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony. These writings thus deal with issues that fall directly among the concerns of mainstream theory and analysis in the last two centuries: the relation of form and content, the analysis of instrumental music, the role of pedagogy in music theory, and the nature of musical understanding.

"Students will find that this book will greatly assist their understanding of numerous analytical and theoretical concepts of 18th- and 19th- century music." W. E. Grim, Choice

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: music and spirit
Music Theory as Education of the Spirit
The Old School of Music in Conflict with our Times: selected excerpts
A Practical and Theoretical Method of Music Composition, vol. I: selected excerpts
Marx's Formenlehre in Theory and Application
'Form in music'
A Practical and Theoretical Method of Music Composition, vol. III: selected excerpts
Hermeneutic Analysis and the Idee
Ludwig van Beethoven: Life and Works: selected excerpts
Select Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521452748
ISBN-10: 0521452740
Series: Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 13th January 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.49

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