The Life of Bachby Peter Williams
Pub. Date: 12/31/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Like Shakespeare, J.S. Bach is known largely by his works. Peter Williams asks many questions in this examination of the man as well as the composer. What was Bach like as a youth, father, and, eventually, church elder? What music did he know and how did he compose and perform such an amazing amount? Ultimately, Williams questions the effects of unremitting acclaim on objective evaluations of J.S. Bach.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Early years 1685-1703; 2. First appointments 1703-8; 3. Weimar 1708-17; 4. Cöthen 1717-23; 5. Leipzig, the first decade; 6. Leipzig, the second decade; 7. Leipzig, the final years and the first personal descriptions; Appendix 1. A sample hypothesis; Appendix 2. Some terms; References; BWV Index; Name index.
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