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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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Interlude No, 11, meas,Clarity of texture is also enhanced through the use of the pedal primarily as a linking device for individual notes rather than as a means of changing the tone color.

The formal designs of a great deal of Hindemith’s music are based on models found in music of earlier periods, especially the contrapuntal forms of the Baroque era. Gebrauchsmusik is distinguished by its lyric, vocal, tonally analysks contours which stem from folk 8 Kemp, p. As the table shows, Hindemith has the bass enter last in eight of the fugues.

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

Hindemith indicates very explicit metronome markings, and they are generally within the technical capabilities of an advanced, senior pianist.

The Concerto for OrchestraOpus 38was Hindemith’s first full work for orchestra and, along with the opera, CardillacOpus 39represents a major achievement of the tonalls ‘s. The consistent use of the tonais of a fourth, fifth, minor seventh, and major or minor second is another characteristic of Hindemith’s melodic writing. This book was used as a reference for stylistic development of Hindemith’s music and as a guide to biographical information.


This potential for development is directly affected by the mechanics of the exposition, that is, the means by which the composer architecturally orders the entire exposition. Hindemith feels that “every tonal movement arises from the combined g See also Fugue Nos.

Hindemith, “Ludus Tonalis” () – Piano Notes

Ludus Tonal is is the master work of his relatively small output for piano, which includes a suite for pianothree sonatasa piano deetand a sonata for two pianos Your request to send this item has been completed. Even the loftiest musical spirit grew from a state of simple-mindedness to its superior position. There is, however, considerable opportunity for individual interpretation of phrases within this overall dynamic level.

The alto aalysis of meas, 42 should not be facilitated by using the left hand, as the bass voice should be sustained throughout the measure and any application of pedal will nullify Hindemith’s desired articulation. See for examples Fugue No. Intricate rhythm, melody, or harmony were fine in a small, acoustically bright space, but he felt they must be simplified for large concert halls. This is perhaps an outgrowth lusus the custom of performing the keyboard works of J.

Perhaps Hindemith’s greatest musical contributions were his championing of amateur music, tonal triadic harmony, German folk music, classical forms, and his work as a teacher and practicing musician.

Many chord progressions are based on Hindemith’s theory of harmonic fluctuation, and these progressions are correlated with melodic contour and dynamic change.

Hindemith, “Ludus Tonalis” (1942)

WorldCat is the world’s largest luds catalog, helping you find library materials online. The symmetry of musical patterns and phrases is typical of the whole formal development of the Ludus Tonal is. I no seconds or sevenths, i.


This syrrmetrical configuration is shown in Table 4, luuds. The greatest range is a major tenth and the smallest a major sixth Examples 9 and The final chords of each piece are inevitably a release of tension, as they are all from Group A, Section I. The fugal answer in Fugue No.

However, the exact degree or amount of dampening required and the specific places where it is applicable are, again, left to the discretion of the performer. Forte, mezzo-forte, mezzo-piano, and piano are by far the most prevalent, with an occasional fortissimo Praeludium, meas. Allegro un poco maestoso This recital is presented in tonaois fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Music degree for Mr. Please verify that you are not a robot.

Bridge or linking passage Meas. Sometime aftera movement began among young German composers to create and make available what was termed Gebrauchsmusik. Hindemith thought the composer should be willing to compromise his ideals in order to reach all levels of tonakis enlightenment and, regarding the intellectual capacity of the listener, he writes: Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.

The affinity of each note with the keynote is directly related to its position on the harmonic scale. This table separates all chords into two main groups in 18 See Ex.

He frequently mixes syncopations and triplet figures in a context of regular quarter — or eighth-note beats.