CHAPTER I STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS The Work as a Whole Ludus Tonal is is a composite work consisting of twelve three-voice fugues linked by eleven. b – Paul Hindemith – Ludus Tonalis [4], Interlude IV a – J. S. Bach – W. Kl. This study proposes to analyze the main. elements of correlation. Thesis (D. Mus. Arts)–University of Washington, Ludus Tonalis, composed , is one of the best piano works by Hindemith. Although it is not treated as.

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Codetta Subject material, partial inversion. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. The motives usually have a 59 60 relatively narrow range and vary from just over a measure to seven measures in length. The Visible and Invisible in Pianoforte Technique. Some of the pieces, however,appear to stress specific physical technical problems such as quick lateral movement, forearm rotation and forearm staccato.

Episode Material from the inverted form of the subject. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Preview this item Preview this item.

The obvious symmetry of the ten musical patterns is offset somewhat by the asymmetrical phrase units within each pattern i. The affinity of each note with the keynote is ljdus related to its position on the harmonic tonais. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?

Dynamic emphasis for clarity and motivic recognition should be one of the most used techniques in a pianist’s interpretation of fugal works.

An analysis of the twelve fugues of Ludus Tonalis by Paul Hindemith (Book, ) []

Stretto is found in Fugue Nos. Therefore, it is directed especially to those readers who seek further insights into performance of the L. Hindemith writes a six-measure episode which is paralleled later in meas. For example, in Fugue No. Each fugue is based on a different tonal centre. Don’t have an account? The specific requirements or preferences anallysis your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.


Associated Music Publishers, His works show a marked influence of Reger and Debussy, and they retain traditional formal designs. The answers in expositions are at intervals that appear at the beginning of Series I, but in secondary or developmental sections the answers are often at intervals of a third or second. The major work reflecting this new Hindemith style was the opera, Mathis der Malerfrom which instrumental extracts were later adapted into a symphonic work.

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It is because of the context in which these elements are used, however, that one reacts so intensely to them. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or pudus list; or delete some items. There is, however, considerable opportunity for individual interpretation of phrases within this overall dynamic level.

More often the melodies evolve from quarts!

Ludus Tonalis – Wikipedia

Occasionally, he may use irregular divisions of the pulse or displacement of accent Examples 21 and 22but more generally the music has a motoric current which is rarely interrupted except at cadence points or 33 significant entries. He feels 21 See for ludks. Edited by Howard Hartog.

Hindemith stressed the musical aspect of these pieces, and it seems unlikely that he wanted one 6 mechanically exact dynamic level throughout an entire section. Group B is si mi larily divided into sections: They display a clarity of line, texture, and form. This title can be misleading if translated directly into English as “utility music. The middle range of the piano prevails, while the high and low extremes are used sparingly. The highly individual approaches to the solutions of these physical problems are as diverse as they are plentiful and.

Your list has reached the maximum number of items. All examples and other references tonlais be based on the edition published by B. This new attitude of the mature Hindemith poses a marked contrast to his iconoclasm of the ‘s.

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These are arranged in descending order of harmonic value, as follows: Episode Material from the counter-subject. The application of an agogic accent deliberate lengthening of a note to special melodically important notes can help to define the subject and intensify the musical effect.

Root lies above the bass tone tic. However, the exact degree or amount of dampening required and the tnoalis places where it is applicable are, again, left to the discretion of the performer.

Hindemith, “Ludus Tonalis” (1942)

Harmony, on the other hand, connects and organizes the waves of melody. Hindemith’s predilection for diatonic intervals contributes to the relative familiarity of the sound and also to the lack of harmonic function, since there are few leading- 5 note progressions. These passages should be practiced playing with two hands in order to become more aware of the two separate voices.

Hindemith indicates very explicit metronome markings, and they are generally within the technical capabilities of an advanced, senior pianist. In interlude No, 11, meas.

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An analysis of the twelve fugues of Ludus Tonalis by Paul Hindemith

The bass line in the piano part is released from traditional functional harmonic duties to assert itself with equal status in the melodic flow of the upper voices. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

Hindemith employs only real answers to his fugal subjects.