The Study of Fugue (Dover Books on Music)

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Classic study comprises two parts. The first is a comprehensive historical survey of writings on the fugue from the beginning of fugal teaching (c. 1350) to the present. Part Two explores in depth four 18th-century studies which are its classical presentations: Steps to Parnassus, J. J. Fux (1725), A Treatise on Fugue, F. W. Marpurg (1753–54), Fundamental and Practical Essay on Fugal Counterpoint, Padre Martini (1775), A Manual of the Fundamental Principles of Composition, J. A. Albrechtsberger (1790). Translations of texts, introductions and critical commentary, and many musical examples. Index. Bibliography.

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Alfred Mann was a musicologist, former conductor of the Cantata Singers, editor of a new full score of Handel's Messiah, and a contributor to The Musical Quarterly and other scholarly periodicals.

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"Dr. Mann applies original ideas to solid historical facts illustrated with frequent and well-chosen musical examples....The ratings of Dr. Mann's book on this score is high: it contains 255 musical examples, many of them complete pieces....Among the latter are some works not easily available elsewhere...we have the most comprehensive and useful survey of the fugue available in any language."-Music Library Association Notes

?Dr. Mann applies original ideas to solid historical facts illustrated with frequent and well-chosen musical examples....The ratings of Dr. Mann's book on this score is high: it contains 255 musical examples, many of them complete pieces....Among the latter are some works not easily available elsewhere...we have the most comprehensive and useful survey of the fugue available in any language.?-Music Library Association Notes

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