Bach Studies 2

Overview

This 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-critical scholarship, musical analysis, religious and social context, performance practice, and reception history - a broad range of techniques and issues in modern Bach ...
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Overview

This 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-critical scholarship, musical analysis, religious and social context, performance practice, and reception history - a broad range of techniques and issues in modern Bach scholarship.
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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

  • ISBN-13: 9780521028912
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2006
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
List of abbreviations
1 An early version of the first movement of the Italian Concerto BWV 971 from the Scholz Collection? 1
2 J. S. Bach's reception of Tomaso Albinoni's mature concertos 20
3 J. S. Bach and G. F. Kauffmann: reflections on Bach's later style 47
4 The variation principle in J. S. Bach's Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 62
5 Forms and functions of the choral movements in J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion 70
6 The theological character of J. S. Bach's Musical Offering 85
7 A thirty-six voice canon in the hand of C. P. E. Bach 107
8 Some questions of performance in J. S. Bach's Trauerode 119
9 J. S. Bach's A major flute sonata BWV 1032 revisited 154
10 Rhetoric, the ricercar, and J. S. Bach's Musical Offering 175
11 J. S. Bach and the legacy of the seventeenth century 192
12 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Halle performances of cantatas by his father 202
Index of J. S. Bach's works 229
General Index 233
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