Esquisse de L'histoire de L'harmonie: An English-language Translation of the François-Joseph Fétis History of Harmony

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Pendragon Press, 1994 - Music - 203 pages
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F tis' Esquisse, a chronicle of the theoretical tenets of harmony from Franco of Cologne (1230-50) to 1840, is the first known history of harmonic theory. This work predates Hugo Riemann's impressive Geschichte der Musiktheorie im IX.-XIX. Jahrhundert by more than fifty years. Yet little is known about F tis' Esquisse and few copies are extant. As one of the most lucid musicologists of this time and one of the first to consider the past with an artistic interest, F tis knew and understood the historical aspects of the art. As a composer and teacher of composition, he appreciated the need for a systematic presentation of musical materials. As a theorist, he had examined and studied the writings of theorists throughout the ages.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Fetis
xliii
The Results of the Creation of a Harmonic System
69
The Nineteenth CenturyThe Development of the
135
A Note in Reply to That of Mr Fetis by F
165

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