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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The consistent use of the intervals of a fourth, fifth, minor seventh, and major or minor second is another characteristic of Hindemith’s melodic writing.

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

The E-mail message field is required. In some of the pieces it is more difficult to determine the chord structure because of the lack of concurrence of voices.

The Physiological Mechanics of Piano Technique. An analysis oudus the harmonic fluctuation shows that the first beat of meas.

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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. Another Fugue that is in two sections is. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. The middle range of the piano prevails, while the high and low extremes are used sparingly.


Hindemith, “Ludus Tonalis” (1942)

Would you also like to submit a review for this item? If the performer follows the harmonic fluctuation and increases in dynamic when the harmonic tension increases and decreases in dynamic when the harmonic tension decreases, then he most often has a valid musical solution. Style is defined by Dickinson as “the reflection of the individual essence of a work of art which gives it its identity. If, on the other hand, the phrasing marks are fairly precise or else obvious from musical patternsthe performer can usually discern a fairly unequivocal dynamic solution to a given passage, most often by following the natural tendency to increase in dynamic level See for examples, Interlude No.

Hindemith, “Ludus Tonalis” () – Piano Notes

I no seconds or sevenths, i. Konzertmusik for Brass and String Orchestra Symphony: An emphasis upon the three-measure phrase lengths of patterns four meas. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. In no case can a blanket generalization be made; the choice of articulation will 58 always be subject to differences of context, A smooth, legato touch is desirable in many parts of the L.

This page was last edited on 2 Augustat Table 2 shows the result of the 20 author’s chord analysis. The invaluable assistance of my advisor Dr.

An analysis of the twelve fugues of Ludus Tonalis by Paul Hindemith

Hindemith employs only real answers to his fugal subjects. Therefore, it is directed especially to those readers who seek further insights into performance of the L. However, he does occasionally compose a modified binary form,but this type is in the minority see Table 6, p. T Luds effect of silence in a relentless context of activity is just as overwhelming as is the finding of a diatonic, legato chord in a dissonant, staccato environment.


Hindemith also uses lurus and other contrapuntal techniques in less systematic ways for expanding his material. This could also be applied in meas.

In certain sections of some pieces, the musical structure 51 Ex. The first section, an exposition up to meas.

There is, however,always a reprieve from this heavier chordal texture; and often the music alternates frequently from light to heavy textures within a piece. Retrograde technique forms the entire basis pudus fugue number 3the second half of which is the first half read backwards compare meas.

A long, freely conceived transitional bar between the arioso and the final slow section is similar in style to the first three improvisatory bars of the first section. Third exposition section, including stretto meas. In considering all the closing cadences of all interludes and fugues the most frequent final melodic intervals in upper or lower voices are: The left hand chords meas.

He gives some mood or character indications in all of the pieces in the L.