Ludus Tonalis (1942)
Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organization and Piano Playing
by Paul Hindemith
Piano Accompaniment - Sheet Music

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Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organization and Piano Playing. Composed by Paul Hindemith. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Classical, Contemporary. Composed 1942. 62 pages. Duration 60'. Schott Music #ED3964. Published by Schott Music (HL.49004546).

ISBN 9783795795627. UPC: 073999979305. 9.25x12.0x0.252 inches.

The cycle of fugues is introduced and concluded by a Praeludium and Postludium, the second formed by turning the Praeludium upside down and reading it backwards. In solving technical problems he posed himself, Hindemith created a work of considerable imagination. Intellectual achievement and sheer delight in playing are shown not to be mutually exclusive. The Ludus is a graphic example of the composer's delight in the fantastic. He illustrated the work with colored pencil, drawing a lion for each entry of the subject of the fugues. And for each of the twelve, a different kind of lion according to the character of the music, providing an instructive formal analysis of the music.