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Melamed, Daniel R.

Works: 76 works in 192 publications in 3 languages and 6,955 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: ML410.B13, 782.23
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Publications about Daniel R Melamed
Publications by Daniel R Melamed
Most widely held works by Daniel R Melamed
Hearing Bach's Passions by Daniel R Melamed( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions--St. John and St. Matthew--are an essential part of the modern repertory. These large, complex pieces are well loved, but due to our distance from the original context in which they were performed, questions and problems emerge. Bach scholar Daniel Melamed examines the issues we encounter when we hear the passions performed today, and offers insight into Bach's passion settings. Rather than providing a movement-by-movement analysis, Melamed uses the Bach repertory to introduce readers to some of the issues in the study and performance of older music, and explores what it means to listen to this music today. For instance, Bach wrote the passions for a particular liturgical event at a specific time and place; we hear them hundreds of years later, often a world away and usually in concert performances. They were performed with vocal and instrumental forces deployed according to early 18th-century conceptions; we usually hear them now as the pinnacle of the choral/orchestral repertory, adapted to modern forces and conventions. In Bach's time, passion settings were revised, altered, and tampered with both by their composers and by other musicians who used them; today we tend to regard them as having fixed texts to be treated mith respect. Their music was sometimes recycled from other compositions or reused itself for other purposes; we have trouble imagining the familiar material of Bach's passion settings in any other guise. Melamed takes on these issues, exploring everything from the sources that transmit Bach's passion settings today to the issues surrounding performance practice (including the question of the size of Bach's ensemble). He delves into the passions as dramatic music, examines the problem of multiple versions of a work and the reconstruction of lost pieces, explores the other passions in Bach's performing repertory, and sifts through the puzzle of authorship. --From publisher's description
Bach studies ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
This volume brings together essays on J. S. Bach and members of his family by a distinguished group of scholars. The essays address Bach's compositions, his knowledge of the musical past, his study of contemporaries and the cultivation of his own music by later generations. The studies draw on source criticism, musical analysis, religious and social context, performance practice and reception history - a broad range of techniques and issues in modern Bach scholarship
An introduction to Bach studies by Daniel R Melamed( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 603 libraries worldwide
The authors emphasize the issues that have engaged Bach scholars for generations, focusing on particularly important writings; on recent literature; on overviews, collections of essays and handbooks; and on writings in English. Subjects covered include bibliographic tools of Bach research and sources of literature; Bach's family; Bach biographies; places Bach lived and worked; Bach's teaching; the liturgy; Bach source studies and the transmission of his music; repertory and editions; genres and individual vocal and instrumental works; performance practice; the reception and analysis of Bach's music; and many others. The book also offers explanations of important and potentially confusing topics in Bach research, such as the organization of the annual cantata cycles, pitch standards, the history of the Berlin libraries, the structure of the critical commentary volumes in the Neue Bach-Ausgabe, and so on
J.S. Bach and the German motet by Daniel R Melamed( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Finally Bach's study and performance of seventeenth-century motets late in his life, documented in newly discovered and reconstructed sources, played an important role in his exploration of his family's history and of the musical past
Motets by Johann Ludwig Bach( score )
6 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
Bach studies 2 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 280 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( score )
4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 209 libraries worldwide
J.S. Bach and the oratorio tradition ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Passion according to St. Luke (1771) by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach( score )
7 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Passion according to St. Luke (1775) by Gottfried August Homilius( score )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Nun treten wir ins neue Jahr : Neujahrsmotette für zwei vierstimmige Chöre SATB/SATB und Basso continuo ad libitum by Johann Michael Bach( score )
5 editions published in 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe : Choralmotette für achtstimmigen Doppelchor mit Generalbass by Johann Michael Bach( score )
4 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Motetten = Motets by Johann Sebastian Bach( score )
2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn : BWV Anh. 159 : Motette für zwei vierstimmige Chöre (SATB/SATB) und Generalbass ad libitum by Johann Sebastian Bach( score )
4 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Bach perspectives ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Passion according to St. Luke (1775) : based on a setting attributed to Gottfried August Homilius by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach( score )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
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