Foundations of Chinese Musical Art

Levis, John Hazedel

Published by Henri Vetch, 1936
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233 pp. Illustrated with music compositions. Contents tight, clean without any marks. Red cloth is very slightly soiled ; spine gold letters bright. A little scuffing at corners. Laid in is a 16 page very small pamphlet "Chinese Music", illustrated, pub. by Quon-Quon Co., 1944, in L.A. A scarce book in VG condition. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Foundations of Chinese Musical Art
Publisher: Henri Vetch
Publication Date: 1936
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description New York, Paragon Book Reprint Corp, 1963, 1963. Reprint Hardback. Book Very good condition. No dust jacket. Small stain to edge of text block. ISBN: B000YB9E2A. Bookseller Inventory # E1132189

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Book Description Henry Vetch, Peiping, 1936. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. xiii, 223 pages. Red cloth, with titles to spine in gold. Unobtrusive stain to forward edge of upper board. Else clean and unmarked in sound binding. Size: tall 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # Books008683

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Book Description Peiping Henri Vetch, 1936. First edition pp.xiii, 233, frontis.. A very good copy in original cloth, corners bumped, spine darkened. Bookseller Inventory # 92897

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Book Description Peiping: Henry Vetch. 1936, 1936. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition, copiously illustrated with musical compositions in Western & Chinese styles. Scarce. Lg. 8vo, 234pp, mounted frontis. & illus. rebound in blue boards. Bookseller Inventory # 21002531

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Book Description Henri Vetch, Peiping, 1936. Hard Cover. First Edition. Good to very good hardback copy. No dustjacket. xiii, 233pp. Bookseller Inventory # 021501

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Book Description Henri Vetch, Peiping, 1936. binder's cloth. Frontispiece; musical illus. (illustrator). 26x18cm, 233 pp., Later binder's cloth. Includes numerous musical illustrations. Weighs 900 grams. "During the years 1931 to 1934, I gave over forty lecture-recitals on the music of China including original piano compositions based on Chinese principles, adaptations of Chinese themes and arrangements of Chinese melodies with explanatory talks: These took place mainly in America but also in China.,." - preface]: Contents: The origin of the art: Language & melody; The music of the Chinese language: The basis of musical compositon;The development of the art: The art of musical composition; Scale structure; Parallels between the neumes of China & Europe; Analyses of compositions of highest development: Notation; Method of study; Music- poems and melodies of highest development: their transcription & analysis; Conclusion: The reconstruction of the ancient art; Remarks on the future of Chiense music; Appendices: Table of 36 Chinese phonetic elements according to the different tones of the scale and dynamic quality drawn up in the Liang Dynasty (502-534); Karlgren's arrangement of various phonemes as to their natural difference in audibility; Karlgren's arrangement of the phonetic elements as to higher and lower pitch values; Example of purely Western instrumental composition and its basis of form as defined by Chinese symbols of structure. Some bumps and dents to binding edges. Some foxing. VG. Bookseller Inventory # 026161

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