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Johann Sebastian Bach; the culmination of an era

Author: Karl Geiringer; Irene Geiringer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1966.
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A biographical sketch combined with a detailed analysis of each of his major types of composition, including vocal music, organ music, keyboard music, and instrumental music. Many Bach compositions are examined and evaluated in relation to the rest of the composer's work, as well as in relation to the music of his contemporaries. More than seventy musical examples enable the reader to understand how Bach worked and  Read more...
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Geiringer, Karl, 1899-1989.
Johann Sebastian Bach; the culmination of an era.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1966
(OCoLC)756417625
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl Geiringer; Irene Geiringer
ISBN: 9780195005547 0195005546
OCLC Number: 1175628
Description: xi, 382 p. : geneal. table, music, 8 plates (inc. facsims., ports.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Life of Bach : The ancestors --
Apprenticeschip (1685-1703) --
Years of growth (1703-1708) --
The Great organist (1708-1717) --
Court conductor and princely friend (1717-1723) --
Thomas Cantor and director musices (1723-1730) --
Friends and adversaries (1730-1740) --
Nearing the end (1740-1750) --
Conclusion : After 1750 Bach's Artistic Heritage --
The Music of Bach : Works for Voices and Instruments : sacred cantatas --
Motets --
Secular cantatas --
Oratorios --
Passions --
Magnificat --
Masses --
Works for Organ Solo : Early works for organ --
Weimar works --
Orgel Works for Clavier Solo : Early compositions --
Weimar works --
Clavier-B Works for string and wind instruments : Concertos --
Compositions for violoncello solo and violin solo --
Lute compositions --
"Trios" for clavier and melody instument --
Violin concertos --
Brandenburg concertos --
Harpsichord concertos --
Suites for orchestra --
Musical offering --
The Art of the Fugue.
Responsibility: [by] Karl Geiringer, in collaboration with Irene Geiringer.

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A biographical sketch combined with a detailed analysis of each of his major types of composition, including vocal music, organ music, keyboard music, and instrumental music. Many Bach compositions are examined and evaluated in relation to the rest of the composer's work, as well as in relation to the music of his contemporaries. More than seventy musical examples enable the reader to understand how Bach worked and to observe his music in various stages of completion.

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