Ernst Kurth

Ernst Kurth (18861946) was a Swiss music theorist.


  • The concept of 'tonality' signifies the unified relationship of chords to a central tonic and hence comprises two different assumptions: first, the existence of unifying factors, and second, the existence of, or at least the hypothetical ability to reconstruct, a tonal center.
    • Romantische Harmonik und ihre Krise in Wagners Tristan (1920), p. 273.

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