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In this arrival to natural-base music theory, ernst Levy presents the essentials that a comprehensive, continuous theory the harmony occurred from ton structure. A theory of Harmony is a extremely original explanation the the harmonic language the the last couple of centuries, reflecting the means toward an expertise of varied styles of music. Basic harmony texts exists, but none supply help to student seeking threads of reasonable in the field. In a message abundantly depicted with music examples, Levy makes clear the few principles the illuminate the natural pressures in harmony. He reflects that general principles can be successfully extracted native the wealth of examples. This book actually offers a concept of harmony.One of the significant musical mental of the twenty century, serious Levy was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1895. His musical career spanned an ext than 7 decades, native his an initial public piano power at period six. A nature U.S. Citizen, the lived right here from 1941 come 1966, to teach at the brand-new England Conservatory, the college of Chicago, Bennington College, the Massachusetts academy of Technology, and also Brooklyn College. After his retirement Levy returned to Switzerland, where he continued to compose till his death in 1981. He was an enormously abundant composer, with thousands of works come his credit, consisting of symphonies, wire quartets, song in English, French, and also German, and also music for solo instruments and little ensembles. His piano recordings, an especially of the last Beethoven sonatas and the Liszt sonata, have end up being collectors" items. He assumed of himself together a follower to Reimann, immediately, and Rameau, an ext remotely.Siegmund Levarie is Professor Emeritus of Music, City college of brand-new York. He has published seven books on various aspects of music, and two of them to be co-authored v Ernst Levy.