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Ernst Kurth: Selected Writings

Ernst Kurth: Selected Writings

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis

  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521028240

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  • This is the first publication to provide extensive annotated translations from the writings of the music theorist Ernst Kurth (1886-1946), who wrote three pioneering studies on the music of J.S. Bach, Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner. The book will familiarize today's English-speaking scholars with Kurth's theoretical ideas and innovative analytical strategies through his commentaries on the passages from these composers. An extensive introductory essay discusses the intellectual and socio-cultural background required for understanding Kurth's work.

    • Ernst Kurth was an important German theorist
    • The book contains important perspectives on the music of J. S. Bach, Wagner and Bruckner
    • Rothfarb provides a valuable introductory essay on Kurth and his theories
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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

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521028240
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 151 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.391kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Ian Bent
    Notes on the translation
    Part I. Grundlagen des linearen Kontrapunkts (Foundations of linear counterpoint):
    1. Polyphonic structure 2. Thematic and motivic processes 3. Polyphonic melody
    Part II. Romantische Harmonik und ihre Krise in Wagners 'Tristan' (Romantic harmony and its crisis in Wagner's 'Tristan'):
    4. Details of Romantic harmony 5. Broader dimensions of Romantic harmony
    Part III. Bruckner:
    6. Bruckner's form as undulatory phases
    7. 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.

  • Author

    Ernst Kurth


    Lee A. Rothfarb


    Ian Bent

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