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GRADUS. This is a Latin word, literally signifying a step; figuratively it is used to designate a person in the ascending or descending line, in genealogy; a degree.

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Lux calls the second piece, gradus ad parnassum, a "satyr play" (55), a bizarre or grotesque variant of the first, to which we should add that gradus ad parnassum takes the implications of Mahler's words in the opposite direction, with characters yielding to passivity as everything falls to pieces around them.
If the price of excessive control was to hasten entropy in memory at present, the price of giving up in gradus ad parnassum is to descend into utter dissolution, identity forfeited and basic perceptual abilities fatally blurred.
Comparing the conservatory in gradus ad parnassum to the small, enclosed nation of Austria after World War II is almost irresistible in its aptness.
In any case, the two brothers of gradus ad parnassum illustrate with rather frightening accuracy the oft-noted Austrian traits of muddle, evasion, and resigned failure, character traits--or lack of them--not so drastic in themselves, perhaps, but a fertile breeding ground of tragic denial and corruption.
Rutgers University Press, 1958) has achieved the status of a classic, and he has provided us with a translation of the parts of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum that deal with simple counterpoint.
26-27) up (with different meaning) in Lorenz Christoph Mizler's 1742 German translation of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum.
198) with the first use of the word Tonart ("tonality"), in his Gross-Generalbass-Schule of 1731; the term was subsequently taken up (with different meaning) in Lorenz Christoph Mizler's 1742 German translation of Johann Joseph Fux's Gradus ad Parnassum.