The Life of Bach

The Life of Bach

by Peter Williams
     
 

This 2003 book is a searching and challenging interpretation of one of the greatest composers of all time.See more details below

Overview

This 2003 book is a searching and challenging interpretation of one of the greatest composers of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521826365
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Musical Lives Series
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Williams is former Professor and Dean of Music at the University of Edinburgh and is Emeritus Arts and Science Professor of Music at Duke University. His books include A New History of the Organ (1980), The Organ Music of J S Bach (3 vols, Cambridge University Press,1981–1984), Bach, Handel, Scarlatti 1685–1985 (Cambridge University Press, 1985), and Bach: The Goldbert Variations (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Table of Contents

Introduction; 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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