Beethoven V. Sinfonie Darstellung des musikalischen Inhaltes nach der Handschrift unter fortlaufender Berücksichtigung des Vortrages und der Literatur
by SCHENKER, Heinrich 1868-1935
Wien; Leipzig: Tonwille Verlag... In die Universal-Edition aufgenommen U.E. Nr. 7646, 1925. First Edition. OCLC no. 16449506.Schenker's analysis of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony first appeared in Schenker's periodical, Der Tonwille (1921-24), and as a monograph in 1925. Lockwood: Beethoven's Symphonies An Artistic Vision (online). "Schenker's theory amounts to a probing analysis of musical cognition within the tradition of Western European music as practised in the 18th and 19th centuries. In his theoretical writings he established the cognitive prototypes of musical perception, based upon subtle readings of works by composers widely recognized as the leading artists in the tradition, vigorous examination of his own hearing and a thorough study of the evidence presented indirectly in the disciplines of species counterpoint (according to Fux) and thorough-bass (according to C.P.E. Bach). In his analytical writings he illustrated how his theory of musical cognition operated in the perception of musical artworks. The cognition Schenker described is the superior competence of a skilled practitioner, not the ordinary competence of average musicians or listeners. He was convinced, in fact, that his theory accurately described the mind and intentions of master composers. To the extent that it is a theory of how mental prototypes shape musical perception, his theory is consistent in its approach with the most recent advances in the understanding of perception." Robert Snarrenberg in Grove Music Online.. Octavo. Original publisher's brown printed wrappers wrappers. [i] (title), [i] (list of abbreviations), 3-73, [i] (publisher's catalog of music-theoretical works available for sale) pp. + 2 folding plates with excerpts from Beethoven's symphony with Schenker's analysis. Musical examples throughout. Text in German printed in Fraktur.Wrappers slightly worn, soiled, stained, and chipped; minor loss with professional repair to margins, not affecting text. Slightly worn and browned; small tear to blank lower margin of title; many leaves with light to moderate dampstaining to blank lower margins, not affecting text. (Inventory #: 26843)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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