The Cambridge Companion to Bach [NOOK Book]

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The Cambridge Companion to Bach goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J. S. Bach the man and composer. Benefiting from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, this Companion covers cultural, social and religious contexts, surveys and analyses Bach's compositional style, traces his influence, and considers the performance and reception of his music through the succeeding generations. ...
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The Cambridge Companion to Bach

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Overview

The Cambridge Companion to Bach goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J. S. Bach the man and composer. Benefiting from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, this Companion covers cultural, social and religious contexts, surveys and analyses Bach's compositional style, traces his influence, and considers the performance and reception of his music through the succeeding generations.
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'This present collection of essays is far from being a rehash of what is already easily accessible in other sources, but sheds new light on known facts or, better still, unearths new ones ... unreservedly recommended for serious music libraries.' Reference Reviews

'All fifteen contributions by international experts in their fields are informative and stimulating.' Archiv für Reformationsgeeschichte

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107484689
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,319,798
  • File size: 10 MB

Table of Contents

List of plates
Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
Chronology of Bach's life
Introduction 1
Pt. I The historical context: society, beliefs and world-view 7
1 The Bach family 9
2 Bach and the domestic politics of Electoral Saxony 17
3 Music and Lutheranism 35
4 Bach's metaphysics of music 46
5 'A mind unconscious that it is calculating? Bach and the rationalist philosophy of Wolff, Leibniz and Spinoza 60
Pt. II Profiles of the music 73
6 The early works and the heritage of the seventeenth century 75
7 The mature vocal works and their theological and liturgical context 86
8 The instrumental music 123
9 The keyboard works: Bach as teacher and virtuoso 136
10 Composition as arrangement and adaptation 154
11 Bachian invention and its mechanisms 171
Pt. III Influence and reception 193
12 Bach as teacher and model 195
13 Changing issues of performance practice 203
14 Bach reception: some concepts and parameters 218
15 Reinterpreting Bach in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries 226
Notes 251
Select bibliography 294
General Index 306
Index of works by J. S. Bach 318
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