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About Bach

Author: Gregory Butler; George B Stauffer; Mary Dalton Greer
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2008] ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal figure in the history of Western music is hardly news, and the magnitude of his achievement is so immense that it can be difficult to grasp. In About Bach, fifteen scholars show that Bach's importance extends from choral to orchestral music, from sacred music to musical parodies, and also to his scribes and students, his predecessors and successors. Further, the contributors  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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About Bach
Urbana : University of Illinois Press,[2008]
(DLC) 2007046831
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Butler; George B Stauffer; Mary Dalton Greer
ISBN: 9780252090691 0252090691 1283135612 9781283135610
OCLC Number: 1011016214
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Before Bach. A master teacher revealed: Johann Pachelbel's Deutliche Anweisung / Kathryn Welter ; From the house of Aaron to the house of Johann Sebastian: Old Testament roots for the Bach family tree / Mary Dalton Greer --
Bach's vocal music. Combinatorial modeling in the chorus movement of Cantata 24, Ein ungefärbt Gemüte / Alexander J. Fisher ; Choral unison in J.S. Bach's vocal music / Daniel R. Melamed ; You say sabachthani and I say asabthani: a St. Matthew passion puzzle / Michael Ochs ; Sein Segen fliesst daher wie ein Strom, BWV Anh. I 14: a source for parodied arias in the B-minor mass? / William H. Scheide --
Bach circle. Johann Friedrich Schweinitz, "a disciple of the famous Herr Bach in Leipzig" / Hans-Joachim Schulze ; Johann Christian Bach and the church symphony / Jen-Yen Chen --
Bach's instrumental music. Scribes, engravers, and notational styles: the final disposition of Bach's Art of fugue / Gregory G. Butler ; Notes on J. S. Bach and basso continuo realization / Ton Koopman ; Music for "Cavaliers et dames": Bach and the repertoire of his collegium musicum / Geogre B. Stauffer ; A print of Clavierbung I from J.S. Bach's personal library / Andrew Talle --
After Bach. Carl Reinecke's performance of Mozart's Larghetto and the nineteenth-century practice of quantitative accentuation / Robert Hill ; "Grand miscellaneous acts": observations on oratorio performance in London after Hayden / Mark Risinger ; Back from B-A-C-H: Schumann's Symphony numbers 2 in C major / Douglass Seaton.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory G. Butler, George B. Stauffer, and Mary Dalton Greer.

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