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Bach and the meanings of counterpoint

Author: David Gaynor Yearsley
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Bach's Germany musical counterpoint was an art involving much more than the sophisticated use of advanced compositional technique. A range of theological, cultural, social and political meanings attached themselves to the use of complex procedures such as canon and double counterpoint. This book explores the significance of Bach's counterpoint in a range of interrelated contexts: its use as a means of reflecting  Read more...
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Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Gaynor Yearsley
ISBN: 0521803462 9780521803465 0521090997 9780521090995
OCLC Number: 48221418
Description: xvi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Vor deinen Thron tret ich and the art of dying --
The alchemy of Bach's canons --
Bach's taste for pork or canary --
The autocratic regimes of A musical offering --
Bach the machine --
Physiognomies of Bach's counterpoint.
Series Title: New perspectives in music history and criticism.
Responsibility: David Yearsley.
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Offers interpretations of many of Bach's late compositions which include complex musical techniques such as canon. These techniques had significant meanings attached to them which were crucial to,  Read more...

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