The musician in literature in the age of Bach (Book, 2011) []
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The musician in literature in the age of Bach

The musician in literature in the age of Bach

Author: Stephen Rose
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Rose takes a fresh look at the lives and social status of musicians in Bach's Germany. Analysing how musicians were depicted in novels and autobiographies, he introduces a wealth of unknown sources.  Read more...

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Named Person: Musicians
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Rose
ISBN: 9781107004283 1107004284
OCLC Number: 901457093
Description: 237 p.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Literary contexts: the German Baroque novel; 2. The musician as picaresque outcast; 3. The musician as honourable craftsman; 4. Musical fools versus virtuosos; 5. From harmony to discord; 6. The first German autobiographies of musicians; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Stephen Rose.


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'The decades around 1700 saw the publication of a clutch of fictional literature by German writers about music and musicians, a body of works largely overlooked by musicologists so far. Stephen Read more...

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