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Johann Sebastian Bach : his work and influence on the music of Germany, 1685-1750

Author: Philipp Spitta
Publisher: London : Novello ; New York : Dover Publications, 1951.
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Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Spitta
OCLC Number: 793866151
Notes: "Not merely ... a translation, but ... a revised and improved edition."
"Musical supplement": v.3, p.363-405.
Description: 3 volumes in 2 : portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: Book I. Bach's ancestors : I. The Bach family from 1550-1626 --
II. The Bachs of Erfurt --
III. Heinrich Bach and his sons --
IV. Johann Christoph Bach and Johann Michael Bach --
V. Instrumental works of Christoph and Michael Bach --
VI. Johann Christoph Bach's sons --
VII. Christoph Bach and his sons Book II. The childhood and early years of Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1707 : I. Early days, education, Ohrdruf and Luneberg, 1685 to 1703 --
II. Life at Weimar and Arnstadt, 1703-4, influence of Kuhnau, works for clavier and organ --
III. Visit to Lubeck, Buxtehude and his style, influence on Bach, 1704-5 --
IV. Bach's return to Arnstadt, and dispute with the consistory, his marriage with his cousin Book III. The first ten years of Bach's "mastership" : I. Bach at Muhlhausen, his religious opinions --
II. Bach at Weimar, his friends and companions --
III. The Weimar period, organ music, concertos, cantatas, etc. --
IV. Church music, analysis of the cantata form --
V. Bach's visits to various towns, some of his pupils --
VI. Cantatas written at Weimar to texts by Franck --
VII. At Meningen: Johann Ludwig Bach, at Dresden: organ works of the later Weimar period. Book IV. Cothen, 1717-1723 : I. Arrival at Cothen, death of Bach's first wife and journey to Hamburg in 1720, Reinken, Bach and Handel as organ-players --
II. Bach's clavier music, toccatas, his reform in fingering, adjustment of pitch, invention of the pianoforte, Bach as a teacher, the clavier-buchlein, inventionen und sinfonien --
III. Bach as a violinist, the suite and the sonata, works for violin, violoncello, flute, etc. --
IV. Bach's second marriage, change of posts, the French suites, the Wolhtemperirte Clavier Book V. Leipzig, 1723-1734 : I. Bach's appointment and installation as cantor at Leipzig --
II. The Thomasschule, duties of the cantor, state of music in Leipzig --
III. Bach's official duties as cantor, his dispute with the town council, and endeavours to improve the condition of the music, his letter to Erdmann, Gesner's appointment as rector of the school --
IV. The plan and arrangement of the church services in Leipzig, music used in it; the organs and Bach's treatment of accompaniments, difficulties of pitch and tune --
V. Kuhnau, the church cantata, texts by Neumeister and Picander, comparison of their merits, Bach's church cantatas, the "Magnificat" --
VI. Bach's cantatas (continued) --
VII. Passion music before Bach, the St. John Passion, the St. Matthew Passion --
VIII. Bach's compositions for Christmas, Easter, and Ascension --
IX. Bach's motets --
X. "Occasional" compositions.
Responsibility: translated from the German by Clara Bell and J.A. Fuller-Maitland.

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