Towards a formal paradigm for the Bach Cello suite preludes : a study of the history, theory, origins, and organization of Bach's Preludes to BWV 1007-1012, and implications for their performance (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Towards a formal paradigm for the Bach Cello suite preludes : a study of the history, theory, origins, and organization of Bach's Preludes to BWV 1007-1012, and implications for their performance
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Towards a formal paradigm for the Bach Cello suite preludes : a study of the history, theory, origins, and organization of Bach's Preludes to BWV 1007-1012, and implications for their performance

Author: Eric Kutz; Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: ©2002.
Dissertation: D.M.A. Juilliard School 2002
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Genre/Form: masters theses
theses
dissertations
doctoral dissertations
Academic theses
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Thèses et écrits académiques
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Friederich Erhardt Niedt; Johann Sebastian Bach; Friederich Erhardt Niedt
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Kutz; Johann Sebastian Bach
OCLC Number: 49911108
Notes: Typescript (photocopy).
Includes abstract and autobiographical note.
Description: [x], 146 leaves, bound : music ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Formal and historical overview of the prelude. Definition ; History from the Greeks to Bach ; History after Bach ; Conclusion --
Improvisation's role in the prelude. Definition ; Compositional ramifications of improvisation ; The prelude as a distinct improvisational genre ; Conclusion --
Rhetoric as an organizing principle. Definition ; Ricercare and the history of rhetoric ; The composer as orator ; Peripeteia ; Rhetoric in Bach's time ; Conclusion --
Thoroughbass as a basis for composition and improvisation. The importance of thoroughbass to Bach ; Bach's use of thoroughbass in improvisational preludes ; The influence of Niedt ; The "pattern prelude" ; French manuals on improvisational preludes ; Thoroughbass reduction and source materials ; Conclusion --
The dominant pedal as a feature of thoroughbass and rhetoric --
"Heightened intensity" as organizing principle. Heightened intensity explained ; Heightened intensity in the Cello suite preludes ; Conclusion --
Specific features in Prelude five. The Fifth suite as "French" suite ; The pairing of prelude and fugue in the Fifth suite ; Conclusion --
Performance implications --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: The six Cello suite preludes --
Appendix B: Thoroughbass reductions in conjunction with the actual music --
Appendix C: Thoroughbass reductions of the six Cello suite preludes.
Responsibility: by Eric Kutz.

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