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By Johann Joseph Fux

The essence of the main celebrated ebook on counterpoint, Fux's Gradus advert Parnassum.

the main celebrated publication on counterpoint is Fux's nice theoretical paintings ?Gradus advert Parnassum.? considering that its visual appeal in 1725, it's been utilized by and has at once prompted the paintings of a few of the maximum composers. J.S. Bach held it in excessive esteem, Leopold Mozart informed his recognized son from its pages, Haydn labored out each lesson with meticulous care, and Beethoven condensed it into an summary for prepared reference. a powerful record of nineteenth-century composers subscribed to its moment version, and in additional fresh occasions Paul Hindemith stated, "Perhaps the craft of composition would truly have fallen into decline if Fux's ?Gradus? had no longer manage a standard."

Originally written in Latin, ?Steps to Parnassus? was once translated into the relevant eu languages, however the purely English model was once a loose paraphrase released in 1886. the current translation via Alfred Mann is for that reason the 1st trustworthy rendering in English from the unique Latin and provides the essence of Fux's teachings. For its contrast as a vintage and its undiminished usefulness for the trendy pupil it's a privilege to supply this fantastic translation within the Norton Library.

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