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Ludus tonalis

Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organisation & Piano Playing

By Paul Hindemith

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Piano - intermediate to advanced
Studies in Counterpoint, Tonal Organisation & Piano Playing. Composed by Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Schott. Contemporary, Classical. Composed 1942. 3964. 64 pages. Duration 60'. Schott Music #ED 3964. Published by Schott Music (HL.49004546).

Item Number: HL.49004546

ISBN 9783795795627. 9x12 inches.

Th 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 not a dry exercise but a work of considerable imagination. Intellectual achievement and sheer delight in playing are shown not to be mutually exclusive. The Ludus is a graphc example of the composer's delight in the fantastic, offered to his wife, born under the sign of Leo, as a birthday present. He illustrated the work with colored pencil, among other things 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, originally published in a limited edition but providing an instructive formal analysis of the music.

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  • 3

    James Elkins
    Location:
    Williamstown, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2012-03-03 00:00:00.0 Dry and wonderful

    Most of the liner notes and newspaper reviews focus on Hindemith’s harmonic theory, which is embodied in the sequences of fugues, and on the piece’s technical accomplishments. It is an extended response to Bach's WTC. (See Gabriela Vlahopol’s essay “Baroque Reflections in Ludus Tonalis by Paul...

    Hindemith,� available on the internet.) But Hindemith was very interested in the pleasure of playing, and almost all of this is easy to learn. It's also a textbook of the fugue. It is often inexpressive and dry, but that is part of Hindemith's mode.

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  • 5

    Vicki
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2011-12-11 00:00:00.0 "Ludus Tonalis" by Hindemith

    This appears to be the only publication available for "Ludus Tonalis". I have yet to begin teaching with it but the presentation appears to be clear and easy to read.

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    Rob Huebsch
    Location:
    Arizona
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2008-06-16 00:00:00.0 An homage to J S Bach

    Hindemith's Ludus Tonalis is one of the monuments of 20th Century Modernism, and a conscious homage to Bach and the great traditions of German high musical culture. "Difficult" music today in an era of dumbed-down eclecticism, but these masterpieces have a way of surfacing again --as did Bach...

    !-- when the times again become worthy of them.

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