{books} A Theory of Harmony (SUNY Series in Cultural Perspectives) Author Ernst Levy – Andy-palmer.co.uk

A Theory of Harmony (SUNY Series in Cultural Perspectives) In this introduction to natural base music theory, Ernst Levy presents the essentials of a comprehensive, consistent theory of harmony developed from tone structure A Theory of Harmony is a highly original explanation of the harmonic language of the last few centuries, showing the way toward an understanding of diverse styles of music Basic harmony texts exist, but none supply help to students seeking threads of logic in the field In a text abundantly illustrated with musical examples, Levy makes clear the few principles that illuminate the natural forces in harmony He shows that general principles can be successfully extracted from the wealth of examples This book actually provides a theory of harmonyOne of the major musical minds of the twentieth century, Ernst Levy was born in Basel, Switzerland, inHis musical career spannedthan seven decades, from his first public piano performance at age six A naturalized US citizen, he lived here fromto , teaching at the New England Conservatory, the University of Chicago, Bennington College, the Massachusetts institute of Technology, and Brooklyn College After his retirement, Levy returned to Switzerland where he continued to compose until his death inHe was an enormously productive composer, with hundreds of works to his credit including symphonies, string quartets, songs in English, French, and German, and music for solo instruments and small ensembles His piano recordings, particularly of the last Beethoven sonatas and the Liszt sonata, have become collectors items He thought of himself as a successor to Reimann, immediately, and Rameau,remotely

  • Hardcover
  • 112 pages
  • A Theory of Harmony (SUNY Series in Cultural Perspectives)
  • Ernst Levy
  • English
  • 06 May 2017
  • 0873959922

About the Author: Ernst Levy

Siegmund Levarie is Professor Emeritus of Music, City University of New York He has published seven books on various aspects of music, and two of them were co authored with Ernst Levy.

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