Bach / Edition 3

Bach / Edition 3

by Malcolm Boyd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195307712

ISBN-13: 9780195307719

Pub. Date: 04/20/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published in its first edition in 1983, Boyd's treatment of this canonical composer is essential reading for students, scholars, and everyone interested in Baroque music. In this third edition, biographical chapters alternate with commentary on the works, to demonstrate how the circumstances of Bach's life helped to shape the music he wrote at various periods. We

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Published in its first edition in 1983, Boyd's treatment of this canonical composer is essential reading for students, scholars, and everyone interested in Baroque music. In this third edition, biographical chapters alternate with commentary on the works, to demonstrate how the circumstances of Bach's life helped to shape the music he wrote at various periods. We follow Bach as he travels from Arnstadt and Muhlhausen to Weimar, Cöthen, and finally Leipzig, these journeys alternating with insightful discussions of the great composer's organ and orchestral compositions. As well as presenting a rounded picture of Bach, his music, and his posthumous reputation and influence, Malcolm Boyd considers the sometimes controversial topics of "parody" and arrangement, number symbolism, and the style and meaning of Bach's late works. Recent theories on the constitution of Bach's performing forces at Leipzig are also present. The text and the appendixes (which include a chronology, personalia, bibliography, and a complete catalogue of Bach's works) were thoroughly revised in this edition to take account of more recent research undertaken by Bach scholars, including the gold mine of new information uncovered in the former USSR.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195307719
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2006
Series:
Master Musicians Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Illustrations
List of Bibliographical References
A Note on Currency
1 Background and Early Years (1685-1703).
2 Arnstadt, Mühlausen (1703-8).
Early Works
3 Weimer (1708-17).
4 Organ Music.
Choral Settings
Preludes and Fugues
Miscellaneous Organ Works
5 C"then (1717-23).
6 Orchestral, Instrumental, and Keyboard Music.
Concertos
Orchestral Suites
Instrumental Works
Keyboard Works
7 Leipzig (1723-30).
8 Music for the Leipzig Liturgy.
Cantatas
Motets and Magnificat
Passions
9 Leipzig (1730-41).
10 Parodies and Publications.
Oratorios and Masses
Harpischord Concertos
The Clavier-Übung
11 Leipzig (1742-50).
12 Canons and Counterpoints.
13 The Bach Heritage.
Appendices
A. Calendar
B. List of Works
C. Personalia
D. Select Bibliography
General Index
Index of Bach's Works

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