The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach: Music to Delight the Spirit Volume 1: 1695-1717

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This first of a two-volume study deals with the earlier part of Bach's career, and examines the output of his youth and its many external influences, before moving on to study the first great masterpieces in which Bach's own personal voice begins to emerge.

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"This is a staggering achievement, and I am taken aback just imagining the amount of reading that has gone into it.... Jones supplies a summary that could serve as a vade mecum for students and Bach-admirers for a long time."—Peter Williams, Musical Times

"Anybody wishing to get to grips with the music of Bach will be well advised to equip themselves with this survey as their starting point.... You will be rewarded by Jones's happy ability to formulate his insights in an effective and compelling way."—David Ledbetter, Early Music

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198164401
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 349
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Formative Years (1695-c.1709)
1. Introduction
2. The Sonata and Other Genres
3. Fugue and Fantasy I
4. The Neumeister Collection and other Organ Chorales
5. The Early Cantatas
6. Conclusion
Part II: First Maturity (c.1709-1717)
1. Introduction
2. The Concerto and Other Genres
3. Fugue and Fantasy II
4. The Orgelbüchlein and Other Chorales
5. The Weimar Cantatas
6. Conclusion

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