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The Cambridge companion to Bach

John Butt (Editor)
"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"-- Publisher
Print Book, English, 1997
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xv, 326 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
9780521453509, 9780521459624, 9780521587808, 9781139002158, 9781107484689, 052145350X, 0521459621, 0521587808, 1139002155, 1107484685
Part I. The Historical Context: Society Beliefs and World-View: 1. The Bach family Malcolm Boyd
2. Johann Sebastian Bach in the context of domestic politics in Electoral Saxony Ulrich Siegele
3. Music and Lutheranism Robin A. Leaver
4. Bach's metaphysics of music John Butt
5. 'A mind unconscious that it is calculating'? Bach and the rationalist philosophy of Wolff, Leibniz and Spinoza John Butt
Part II. Profiles of the Music: 6. The early works and the heritage of the seventeenth century Stephen A. Crist
7. The mature vocal works and their theological and liturgical context Robin A. Leaver
8. The instrumental music Werner Breig
9. The keyboard works: Bach as teacher and virtuoso Richard D. P. Jones
10. Composition as arrangement and adaptation Werner Breig
11. Bachian invention and its mechanisms Laurence Dreyfus
Part III. Influence and Reception: 12. Bach as teacher and model Stephen Daw
13. Changing issues of performance practice George B. Stauffer
14. Bach reception: some concepts and parameters Martin Zenck
15. Reinterpreting Bach in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Martin Zenck.