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Bach: The Goldberg Variations
     

Bach: The Goldberg Variations

by Peter Williams
 

ISBN-10: 0521807352

ISBN-13: 9780521807357

Pub. Date: 10/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bach's spectacular Goldberg Variations represent a high point in the repertory of keyboard music, particularly for the harpsichord. This book takes a detailed look at how these variations originated, especially in relation to all Bach's Clavierübung volumes and late keyboard works, what their exceptionally intricate plan is, what kind of impact they have had,

Overview

Bach's spectacular Goldberg Variations represent a high point in the repertory of keyboard music, particularly for the harpsichord. This book takes a detailed look at how these variations originated, especially in relation to all Bach's Clavierübung volumes and late keyboard works, what their exceptionally intricate plan is, what kind of impact they have had, and how their mysterious beauty has been created. This guide to what was at the time the largest and most carefully conceived single work of keyboard music will appeal to students, performers and listeners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521807357
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
1580L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Background and genesis; 2. Overall shape; 3. The movements; 4. Questions of reception; Appendix: the intended harpsichord.

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