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Beyond Bach : music and everyday life in the eighteenth century

Author: Andrew Talle
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfield University of Illinois Press [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Illinois paperbackView all editions and formats
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Reverence for J. S. Bach's music and its towering presence in our cultural memory have long affected how people hear his works. In his own time, however, Bach stood as just another figure among a number of composers, many of them more popular with the music-loving public. Eschewing the great composer style of music history, Andrew Talle takes us on a journey that looks at how ordinary people made music in Bach's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Talle
ISBN: 9780252083891 025208389X 9780252040849 0252040848
OCLC Number: 1066033882
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Description: xiv, 343 Seiten, 8 ungezählte Seiten Bildtafeln : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Notenbeispiele, Karten
Responsibility: Andrew Talle.

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Reverence for J. S. Bach's music and its towering presence in our cultural memory have long affected how people hear his works. In his own time, however, Bach stood as just another figure among a number of composers, many of them more popular with the music-loving public. Eschewing the great composer style of music history, Andrew Talle takes us on a journey that looks at how ordinary people made music in Bach's Germany. Talle focuses in particular on the culture of keyboard playing as lived in public and private. As he ranges through a wealth of documents, instruments, diaries, account ledgers, and works of art, Talle brings a fascinating cast of characters to life. These individuals--amateur and professional performers, patrons, instrument builders, and listeners--inhabited a lost world, and Talle's deft expertise teases out the diverse roles music played in their lives and in their relationships with one another. At the same time, his nuanced re-creation of keyboard playing's social milieu illuminates the era's reception of Bach's immortal works. - Andrew Talle is Associate Professor of Music Studies at the Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University. He is the editor of Bach Perspectives, Volume Nine: Bach and His German Contemporaries.

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