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Eurythmy Forms for Tone Eurythmy

 
Title:      Eurythmy Forms for Tone Eurythmy
Categories:      Eurythmy
BookID:      528
Authors:      Rudolf Steiner
ISBN-10(13):      9780880105798
Publisher:      Rudolph Steiner Pr
Publication date:      2009-08-30
Edition:      Volume 9
Number of pages:      191
Language:      English
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Picture:      cover
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The art of movement called eurythmy began about eighty years ago, based on Rudolf Steiner’s knowledge of spiritual beings and meanings behind various human movements, as well as knowledge of the inner spiritual qualities of human beings when we move.

Eurythmy performance is choreographed according to “forms” drawn to reflect the inner nature of spoken language (speech eurythmy) or a musical piece (tone eurythmy), which is the subject of Eurythmy Forms for Tone Eurythmy.

Steiner produced about 1500 forms for speech and tone eurythmy to be performed in Dornach and other locations. Many of his forms for tone eurythmy arose spontaneously in response to requests for forms from eurythmists. Steiner's spontaneity is readily apparent in the sketches themselves, with some drawn at rehearsals as he listened to the music. Steiner sketched others in the evening after hearing the music once, making them available for rehearsal the next day. When he was confined to bed during his final illness, he drew forms simply by looking at the sheet music.

Eurythmy Forms for Tone Eurythmy contains facsimiles of the Rudolf Steiner’s original drawings and, in many cases, instructions for performing them. Included are forms for compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Grieg, Handel, Lewerenz, Liszt, Mozart, Reger, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, van Stuten, Tartini, and many more. This is a valuable resource for all eurythmists, as well as for those who wish to gain a better understanding of eurythmy forms.

This book is intended primarily for eurythmy students, performers, and teachers, and is also useful to anyone who would like to study eurythmy movements and better appreciate eurythmy performances.

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The art of movement called eurythmy was begun about eighty years ago on the basis of Rudolf Steiner's knowledge of the spiritual beings and meanings behind various human movements, as well as the inner spiritual qualities of human beings when they move. Eurythmy performance is choreographed according to drawn "forms" that reflect the inner nature of spoken language (speech eurythmy) or a piece of performed music (tone eurythmy), the subject of this book.

Steiner produced some 1500 forms for speech and tone eurythmy performances in Dornach and other places. Many of the forms for tone eurythmy came about as spontaneous responses to requests from eurythmists for forms--a spontaneity that is readily apparent in the sketches themselves. Some forms were drawn at rehearsals as Steiner listened to the music. Others he sketched in the evening after having heard the music once, having them ready for rehearsal the next day. During the time he was confined to bed with his final illness, Steiner drew new forms by merely looking at the sheet music.

This volume contains facsimiles of the Rudolf Steiner's original drawings and, in many cases, instructions for their execution. Included are forms for compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Grieg, Handel, Lewerenz, Liszt, Mozart, Reger, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, van Stuten, Tartini, and many more. This is a must for eurythmists and those who wish a better understanding of eurythmy forms.

This book is intended for eurythmy students, performers, and teachers, as well as anyone who would like to study and better understand eurythmy movements in performance.

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