Playing Bach on the Keyboard / Edition 1

Playing Bach on the Keyboard / Edition 1

by Richard Troeger
     
 

(Amadeus). In this concise and accessible volume, a noted keyboard artist and Bach specialist takes a fresh look at the performance of J. S. Bach's keyboard music. Addressing the nonspecialist player, Richard Troeger presents a wide range of historical information and discusses its musical applications. The author shares accounts of the musical styles Bach employed… See more details below

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(Amadeus). In this concise and accessible volume, a noted keyboard artist and Bach specialist takes a fresh look at the performance of J. S. Bach's keyboard music. Addressing the nonspecialist player, Richard Troeger presents a wide range of historical information and discusses its musical applications. The author shares accounts of the musical styles Bach employed and the instruments he knew. In direct and pragmatic terms, he clarifies the importance of notational and style details as guides to the composer's intentions, particularly emphasizing changes in notational norms between Bach's time and the present. Troeger offers core information on dynamics, articulation, tempo, rhythm, ornamentation and accompaniment. He considers controversial issues as well, establishing the importance of the clavichord in Bach's milieu and examining the link between baroque music and rhetoric a dramatic relationship that can bring great vitality to performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574670844
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
840,101
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface11
Introduction, History and Performance15
Pt. ISounds and Styles
Ch. 1Instruments21
Ch. 2Genres and Styles in Bach's Keyboard Music47
Pt. IIPerformance and Notational Practices
Ch. 3Accounts of Bach's Playing Style85
Ch. 4Dynamics93
Ch. 5Articulation107
Ch. 6Phrasing and Accent125
Ch. 7Meter, Tempo, and Time Words142
Ch. 8Rhythmic Elements155
Ch. 9Ornamentation and Embellishment174
Ch. 10Keyboard Fingering207
Ch. 11Continuo Accompaniment and Ensemble Playing218
Pt. IIISpeculative Matters
Ch. 12Musical Rhetoric227
Ch. 13Temperament251
Ch. 14Musicology and the Performer258
App. AEditions and Facsimiles263
App. BTempo Relationships265
App. CStyles in the Keyboard Works268
App. DPerformance Practice Myths272
Glossary277
Selected Bibliography285
General Index295
Index of Works Cited302

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