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Bach Studies 2

Bach Studies 2


Kirsten Beißwenger, Gregory G. Butler, John Butt, Yoshitake Kobayashi, Ulrich Leisinger, Michael Marissen, Daniel R. Melamed, Joshua Rifkin, Jeanne Swack, Paul Walker, Christoph Wolff, Peter Wollny
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  • Date Published: November 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521470674

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  • This 1995 volume brings together essays on J. S. Bach and members of his family by a distinguished group of scholars. The essays address Bach's compositions, his knowledge of the musical past, his study of contemporaries, and the cultivation of his own music by later generations. The studies draw on source criticism, musical analysis, religious and social context, performance practice and reception history - a broad range of techniques and issues in Bach scholarship. The international contributors include both established scholars and newer voices in Bach studies. This volume will be indispensable for any future work on the Musical Offering, St Matthew Passion, Italian Concerto, on Bach's musical connections with his sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann and on many other topics in Bach research.

    • Presents the latest Bach scholarship
    • Contains essays on some of Bach's most important pieces including the St Matthew Passion and the Musical Offering
    • Contributions by international Bach scholars, including the conductor Joshua Rifkin
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    'Daniel Melamed has brought together essays by 12 internationally distinguished Bach scholars. Established authorities and younger contributors are represented in a rich and readable compilation of some of the latest findings in the enormous field of Bach scholarship. It will be invaluable to students, teachers, those preparing performances of the works discussed, and those who simply wish to know more about Bach.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521470674
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 159 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.502kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 9 tables 37 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of abbreviations
    1. An early version of the first movement of the Italian Concerto BWV 971 from the Scholz Collection? Kirsten Beißwenger
    2. J. S. Bach's reception of Tomaso Albinoni's mature concertos Gregory G. Butler
    3. J. S. Bach and G. F. Kauffmann: reflections on Bach's later style John Butt
    4. The variation principle in J. S. Bach's Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 Yoshitake Kobayashi
    5. Forms and functions of the choral movements in J. S. Bach's St Matthew Passion Ulrich Leisinger
    6. The theological character of J. S. Bach's Musical Offering Michael Marissen
    7. A thirty-six voice canon in the hand of C. P. E. Bach Daniel R. Melamed
    8. Some questions of performance in J. S. Bach's Trauerode Joshua Rifkin
    9. J. S. Bach's A major flute sonata BWV 1032 revisted Jeanne Swack
    10. Rhetoric, the ricercar, and J. S. Bach's Musical Offering Paul Walker
    11. J. S. Bach and the legacy of the seventeenth century Christoph Wolff
    12. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Halle performances of cantatas by his father Peter Wollny
    Index of J. S. Bach's works
    General index.

  • Editor

    Daniel R. Melamed, Yale University, Connecticut


    Kirsten Beißwenger, Gregory G. Butler, John Butt, Yoshitake Kobayashi, Ulrich Leisinger, Michael Marissen, Daniel R. Melamed, Joshua Rifkin, Jeanne Swack, Paul Walker, Christoph Wolff, Peter Wollny

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