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Wolff, Christoph

Works: 929 works in 2,069 publications in 3 languages and 23,910 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Thematic catalogs  Bibliography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Commentator, Honoree, Speaker, Interviewee, Creator, Performer, Dedicatee, Contributor, Publishing director
Classifications: ML410.B1, B
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Most widely held works by Christoph Wolff
Johann Sebastian Bach : the learned musician by Christoph Wolff ( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We see Bach's life and his surroundings, from his birth in 1685 through his school years, and finally to his 27 year sojourn in Leipzig
Driven into paradise the musical migration from Nazi Germany to the United States ( )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Forced Migration of artists and scholars from Nazi German is a compelling and often wrenching story. The story is twofold - of impoverishment for the countries the musicians left behind and enrichment for the United States. The latter is the focus of this collection, which approaches the subject from diverse perspectives, including documentary-style newspaper accounts and an exploration of Walt Whitman's poetry in the work of Paul Hindemith and Kurt Weill."--Jacket
Mozart's Requiem historical and analytical studies, documents, score by Christoph Wolff ( )
16 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christoph Wolff provides a critical introduction to the Requiem in its many facets. Part I of his study focuses on the tangled genesis and completion of the work and its early reception history until Constanze's death. Wolff summarizes the current state of research on the subject, provides new perspectives on Mozart's conception of the whole work, and surveys his contributions to the movements composed posthumously by his assistant, Sussmayr. Part II provides a musical analysis of Mozart's composition, including contextual, structural, and interpretive aspects. Part III consists of an annotated collection of the principal literary documents (1791-1839) that illuminate the fascinating early history of the Requiem. The book concludes with a complete edition of the work that is at the center of Wolff's study, the authentic score of the Requiem--Mozart's fragment--supplemented by crucial excerpts from Sussmayr's 1792 Requiem completion
Bach : essays on his life and music by Christoph Wolff ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The noted Bach scholar Christoph Wolff offers in this book new perspectives on the composer's life and remarkable career. Uncovering important historical evidence, the author demonstrates significant influences on Bach's artistic development and brings insight on his work habits, compositional intent, and the musical traditions that shaped Bach's thought. Wolff reveals a composer devoted to an ambitious and highly individual creative approach, one characterized by constant self-criticism and self-challenge, the absorption of new skills and techniques, and the rethinking of riches from the musical past. Readers will find analyses of some of Bach's greatest music, including the B Minor Mass, important cantatas, keyboard and chamber compositions, the Musical Offering, and the Art of Fugue. Discussion of how these pieces "work" will be helpful to performers--singers, players, conductors--and to everyone interested in exploring the conceptual and contextual aspects of Bach's music. All readers will find especially interesting those essays in which Wolff elaborates on his celebrated discoveries of previously unknown works: notably the fourteen "Goldberg" canons and a collection of thirty-three chorale preludes. --From publisher's description
The new Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documents ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gathered in this volume are all the letters, reports, testimonials, complaints, thank-you notes, and other writings of J. S. Bach, together with a generous helping of performance and payment inventories, town council proceedings, court and archival records, letters of appointment, and other papers that document the fabric of the composer's daily life. Here, in English translations that preserve the full flavor of the originals, we encounter more than four hundred items. The book also presents a complete translation of J. N. Forkel's landmark 1802 biography, On Johann Sebastian Bach's Life, Genius, and Works; a thorough chronology of events in the composer's life and career; a detailed genealogy and family tree that Bach himself prepared; an extensive obituary written by C. P. E. Bach and J. F. Agricola; facsimiles of a dozen music manuscripts, including working drafts; Romantic-era views of Bach; and a wealth of other materials
The organs of J.S. Bach a handbook by Christoph Wolff ( )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Organs of J.S. Bach is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the organs encountered by Bach throughout Germany in his roles as organist, concert artist, examiner, teacher, and visitor. Newly revised and updated, the book's entries are listed alphabetically by geographical location, from Arnstadt to Zschortau, providing an easy-to-reference overview. Includes detailed organ-specific information: high-quality color photographs; each instrument's history, its connection to Bach, and its disposition as Bach would have known it; organ stop lists. architectural histories of the churches housing the instruments; identification of church organists. Lynn Edwards Butler's graceful translation of Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf's volume incorporates new research and many corrections and updates to the original German edition. Bibliographical references are updated to include English-language sources, and the translation includes an expanded essay by Christoph Wolff on Bach as organist, organ composer, and organ expert. The volume includes maps, a timeline of organ-related events, transcriptions of Bach's organ reports, a guide to examining organs attributed to Saxony's most famous organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, and biographical information on organ builders [Publisher description]
The New Grove Bach family by Christoph Wolff ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life and discusses the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach and the other musician members of his family
The world of the Bach cantatas ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orgelchoräle der Neumeister-Sammlung = Organ chorales from the Neumeister Collection : Yale University, Manuscript LM 4708 by Johann Sebastian Bach ( )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The century of Bach and Mozart : perspectives on historiography, composition, theory, and performance ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stand as representatives of European music of the eighteenth century, composers whose works reflect intellectual, religious, and aesthetic trends of the period. Research on their compositions continues in many ways to shape our broader understanding of eighteenth century musical thought and its contexts. This collection of essays offers a variety of perspectives on the two composers, as well as some of their important contemporaries, Haydn in particular. The book addersses topics such as the historiography of eighteenth-century music, concepts of time and musical form, the idea of the musical work and its relation to publishing practices, compositional process, and performance practice.--From publisher's description
Musikalisches Opfer = Musical offering = Offrande musicale by Johann Sebastian Bach ( )
81 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
III. Instrumentalmusik. 9. Für Klavier
The string quartets of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven : studies of the autograph manuscripts : a conference at Isham Memorial Library, March 15-17, 1979 by Isham Library Conference ( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bach Compendium : analytisch-bibliographisches Repertorium der Werke Johann Sebastian Bachs (BC) by Hans-Joachim Schulze ( Book )
20 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Music of my future" : the Schoenberg quartets and Trio ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der stile antico in der Musik Johann Sebastian Bachs. Studien zu Bachs Spätwerk by Christoph Wolff ( Book )
11 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vierzehn Kanons über die ersten acht Fundamentalnoten der Aria aus den "Goldberg-Variationen" = Fourteen canons on the first eight notes of the Aria ground from the "Goldberg variations" by Johann Sebastian Bach ( )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ueber Johann Sebastian Bachs Leben, Kunst und Kunstwerke : (Leipzig 1802) : Edition, Quellen, Materialien by Johann Nikolaus Forkel ( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Messe in h-moll, für Soli, Chor und Orchester, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach ( )
17 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anguish of hell and peace of soul : a collection of sixteen motets on Psalm 116 = Angst der Hellen und Friede der Seelen by Burckhard Grossmann ( )
4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Konzert in A für Klavier und Orchester, "Nr. 12", KV 414 = Concerto in A major for piano and orchestra, "no. 12" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( )
44 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composition de l'orchestre:, cordes
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Alternative Names
ヴォルフ, クリストフ
English (137)
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Latin (13)