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The Cambridge companion to Bach

Author: John Butt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Cambridge Companion to Bach goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J.S. Bach the man and composer. Benefiting from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, this Companion covers cultural, social and religious contexts, surveys and analyses Bach's compositional style, traces his influence, and considers the performance and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Butt
ISBN: 052145350X 9780521453509 0521459621 9780521459624 0521587808 9780521587808
OCLC Number: 34676056
Description: xv, 326 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Historical context : society, beliefs and world-view: Bach family / Malcolm Boyd. Bach and the domestic politics of electoral Saxony / Ulrich Siegele. Music and Lutheranism / Robin A. Leaver. Bach's metaphysics of music ; 'Mind unconscious that it is calculating'? Bach and the rationalist philosophy of Wolff, Leibniz and Spinoza / John Butt --
Profiles of the music: Early works and the heritage of the seventeenth century / Stephen A. Crist. Mature vocal works and their theological and liturgical context / Robin A. Leaver. Instrumental music / Werner Breig. Keyboard works : Bach as teacher and virtuoso / Richard D.P. Jones. Composition as arrangement and adaptation / Werner Breig. Bachian invention and its mechanisms / Laurence Dreyfus --
Influence and reception: Bach as teacher and model / Stephen Daw. Changing issues of performance practice / George B. Stauffer. Bach reception : some concepts and parameters ; Reinterpreting Bach in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Martin Zenck.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by John Butt.
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"The Cambridge Companion to Bach goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J.S. Bach the man and composer. Benefiting from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, this Companion covers cultural, social and religious contexts, surveys and analyses Bach's compositional style, traces his influence, and considers the performance and reception of his music through the succeeding generations"--

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