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Ludus Tonalis subtitled Kontrapunktische, tonale, und Klaviertechnische Übungen is a piano work by Paul Hindemith that was composed in during his stay. Ludus tonalis, which contains “interludes” and fugues in all 24 keys, is one of the twentieth century’s principal responses to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Ludus Tonalis sheet music – piano sheet music by Paul Hindemith: Schott Music. Shop the World’s Largest Sheet Music Selection today at Sheet Music Plus.

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It is an extended response to Bach’s WTC. Naxos Javascript not enabled. More dcore about this can be found here. Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again.

Be respectful of artists, readers, and your fellow reviewers. There is a striking symmetry around the center of the cycle the march. The affinity of each note with the keynote is directly related to its position on the harmonic scale. Moderate, with energy Fuga secunda in G: You may also enter a personal message. More by this Composer: Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication.

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In solving technical problems he posed himself, Hindemith created not a dry exercise but a work of considerable imagination.

Ludus Tonalis

Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. Pastorale, moderate Fuga tertia in F: Close X Learn about Digital Video. The tonalities of the fugues follow the order of his Serie 1 and use the keynote C see The Craft of Musical Composition. By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy. Fast Fuga quinta in E: Very broad Fuga octava in D: Th cycle of fugues tonalix introduced and concluded ludua a Praeludium and Postludium, the second formed by turning the Praeludium upside down and reading it backwards.

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I have yet to begin teaching with it but the presentation appears to be clear and easy to read. Work Title Ludus Tonalis Alt ernative. Fuga undecima in B Canon: Schott Music Customer Rating: Rate this product’s difficulty level: We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties. Music Lists are as unique as the musician!

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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. We’ll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it.


But Hindemith was very interested in the pleasure of playing, and almost all of this is easy to learn.

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Hindemith, “Ludus Tonalis” () – Piano Notes

Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum ‘threshold of originality’ to qualify for copyright as an ‘adaptation’. Javascript is required for this feature. In this system, the major-minor duality is meaningless and the practice of modulation is dropped [3]although subject modulation occurs in the second fugue, to create growing tension.

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Compositions by Paul Hindemith.