Ernst Kurth: Selected Writings

Ernst Kurth: Selected Writings


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Ernst Kurth: Selected Writings by Ernst Kurth

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521028240
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis Series , #2
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Ian Bent; Preface; Notes on the translation; Introduction; 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.

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