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Aspects of unity in J.S. Bach's partitas and suites : an analytical study

Author: David Beach
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2005.
Series: Eastman studies in music, v. 33.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Musicians--listeners, performers, and scholars alike--have often felt a profound connectedness between various movements in multimovement works by the great composers. But sensing musical unity is one thing; showing it is another. In Aspects of Unity in J.S. Bach's Partitas and Suites, David Beach examines many of the forty-four works by Bach in this genre-for keyboard, orchestra, and solo instruments, including the  Read more...
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Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Beach
ISBN: 1580462022 9781580462020
OCLC Number: 61162095
Description: xiii, 92 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm.
Contents: The role of repetition and variation --
The variation suite --
Harmonic plans --
Motivic parallels --
Structural associations --
Keyboard suite in A minor (BWV 818a) --
French suite VI in E major (BWV 817).
Series Title: Eastman studies in music, v. 33.
Responsibility: David W. Beach.

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This work provides new insight into the inner workings of Bach's Partitas and Suites, establishing various ways in which the composer linked several movements of a suite to produce a unified effect.  Read more...

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