Johann Joseph Fux Spartiti Musicali

  • Nato: 1660
  • Morto: 13th Febbraio 1741
  • Luogo di nascita: Hirtenfeld, Styria, Austria

Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the late Baroque era. He is most famous as the author of Gradus ad Parnassum, a treatise on counterpoint, which has become the single most influential book on the Palestrinian style ofRenaissance polyphony. Almost all modern courses on Renaissance counterpoint, a mainstay of college music curricula, are indebted in some degree to this work by Fux.