Friedrich Willhelm Marpurg
Friedrich Willhelm Marpurg (1718-1795) was active not only as a critic
and journalist but also as a composer of lieder and keyboard music. First
published in Berlin in 1750, this treatise was later translated into French
and published as Principes du clavecin (1760). It focuses exclusively
on the art of accompaniment, including essentials of harmony and voice
leading. Shown here are examples of modulating chord progressions, in
tablature, which an industrious student has written into the book. Marpurg’s
advice reads: "Here I remind you that an industrious scholar must
transpose these and the following examples to all keys, if he wants to
be able to make use of them."
Friedrich Willhelm Marpurg. Die Kunst das Clavier
zu Spielen. Berlin: Haude & Spener, 1761.
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