Ernst Kurth (18861946)

Selected Writings

Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis

Boek (softcover)

Item no.694380
Author/ComposerErnst Kurth
EditorLee A. Rothfarb
Scope256 pages; 15.1 × 22.9 cm
Release year2006
Publisher/ProducerCambridge University Press
Producer No.9780521028240
57.10 €
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
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This book provides extensive annotated translations of the writings of the music theorist Ernst Kurth (1886-1946).


  • Foreword Ian Bent
  • Preface
  • Notes on the translation
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Grundlagen des linearen Kontrapunkts (Foundations of linear counterpoint):
  • Polyphonic structure
  • Thematic and motivic processes
  • Polyphonic melody
  • Part II. Romantische Harmonik und ihre Krise in Wagners 'Tristan' (Romantic harmony and its crisis in Wagner's 'Tristan'):
  • Details of Romantic harmony
  • Broader dimensions of Romantic harmony
  • Part III. Bruckner:
  • Bruckner's form as undulatory phases
  • Details of Bruckner's symphonic waves
  • Appendix: complete tables of contents for Kurth's Grundlagen des linearen Kontrapunkts, Romantische Harmonik und ihre Krise in Wagners 'Tristan' and Bruckner
  • Select bibliography
  • Index of musical examples
  • General index.