Der Tonwille

Der Tonwille : Pamphlets in Witness of the Immutable Laws of Music, offered to a New Generation of Youth by Heinrich Schenker. Volume 1: Issues 1-5 (1921-1923)

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This is the first volume of a two-volume translation of Heinrich Schenker's Der Tonwille (1921-24). Among the foremost music theorists of the twentieth century, Schenker's methods of analysis continue to be one of the most important tools of musicology. This book includes Schenker's original, major essays on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and piano sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, shorter analyses of Bach preludes, and writings that provide an extensive account of the philosophical and cultural background from which Schenker's theories emerged.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 215.9 x 281.9 x 22.9mm | 771.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous music examples
  • 0195122372
  • 9780195122374

Review quote

The appearance of the translation of Der Tonwille...provides an excellent impetus for seeking out the riches in Schenker's earlier writings... * Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Volume 132, Part 1 *show more