Aesthetics and the Art of Musical Composition in the German Enlightenment: Selected Writings of Johann Georg Sulzer and Heinrich Christoph Koch

Aesthetics and the Art of Musical Composition in the German Enlightenment: Selected Writings of Johann Georg Sulzer and Heinrich Christoph Koch

by Heinrich Christoph Koch, Johann Georg Sulzer, Nancy Baker, Thomas Christensen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521035090

ISBN-13: 9780521035095

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The writings of Sulzer and Koch represent a significant confluence of philosophical and musical thought from the German Enlightenment. Koch creatively adapted many of Sulzer's abstract philosophical ideas to concrete questions of musical pedagogy, showing how they could be usefully applied to the teaching and analysis of musical composition. This collaborative

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The writings of Sulzer and Koch represent a significant confluence of philosophical and musical thought from the German Enlightenment. Koch creatively adapted many of Sulzer's abstract philosophical ideas to concrete questions of musical pedagogy, showing how they could be usefully applied to the teaching and analysis of musical composition. This collaborative study and translation of the texts will be of interest to all historians of music, music theory, and historians of eighteenth-century German aesthetic thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521035095
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis Series, #7
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Ian Bent; Part I. Johann Georg Sulzer: General Theory of the Fine Arts (1771–74): Selected Articles; Introduction Thomas Christensen; 1. Aesthetic foundations; 2. The creative process; 3. Musical issues; Part II. Heinrich Christoph Koch: Introductory Essay on Composition, Vol. II (1787); Introduction Nancy Kovaleff Baker; Preface; Introduction; 4. The aim and the inner nature of compositions and, above all, the way in which they arise; Index.

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