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Bach's numbers : compositional proportion and significance

Author: Ruth Tatlow
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In eighteenth-century Germany the universal harmony of God's creation and the perfection of its proportions still held philosophical, moral and devotional significance. Reproducing proportions close to the unity (1:1) across compositions could render them beautiful, perfect and even eternal. Using the principles of her groundbreaking theory of proportional parallelism and the latest source study research, Ruth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Tatlow
ISBN: 9781107088603 1107088607 1107459699 9781107459694
OCLC Number: 908334086
Notes: "First published 2015; Rerinted 2016"--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 411 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 26 cm
Contents: Bach's numbers --
Symmetry, proportion and parallels --
Unity, proportions and universal harmony in Bach's world --
Bars, compositional planning and proportional parallelism --
Three collections for strings --
Four in two collections for keyboard --
Two further collections for keyboard --
Two small late collections --
Two large late collections --
Collections of concertos --
Collections of organ works --
Great passions and cantatas --
Festive cut-and-paste projects : masses and oratorios --
Lost blueprints.
Responsibility: Ruth Tatlow.
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In the eighteenth century the universal harmony of God's creation and the perfection of the unity (1:1) were philosophically, morally and devotionally significant. Ruth Tatlow employs theoretical  Read more...

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