Bach

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - 312 pagine
The year 2000 has been declared a "Bach Year," marking the 250th anniversary of the great composer's death. Around the world, there will be major celebrations in honor of his astonishing body of work. This major biography of Bach, now completely revised and boasting 25% more material, is published to coincide with these events.
In the new edition of this widely acclaimed study, biographical chapters alternate with commentary on the works, to demonstrate how the circumstances of Bach's life helped to shape the music he wrote at various periods. We follow Bach as he travels from Arnstadt and Muhlhausen to Weimar, Cothen, and finally Leipzig, these journeys alternating with insightful discussions of the great composer's organ and orchestral compositions. As well as presenting a rounded picture of Bach, his music, and his posthumous reputation and influence, Malcolm Boyd considers the sometimes controversial topics of "parody" and arrangement, number symbolism, and the style and meaning of Bach's late works. Recent theories on the constitution of Bach's performing forces at Leipzig are also present. The text and the appendixes (which include a chronology, personalia, bibliography, and a complete catalogue of Bach's works) have been thoroughly revised to take account of the research undertaken by Bach scholars, including the gold mine of new information recently uncovered in the former USSR.
An authoritative account of the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach, this volume will be essential reading for everyone interested in the classical composers.
 

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Indice

Backgroundand Early Years 16851703
xix
Arnstadt Muhlbausen 17038
13
Weimar 170817
31
Organ Music
42
Chorale Settings
45
Preludes and Fugues
56
Miscellaneous Organ Works
62
Cothen 171723
66
Passions
148
Leipzig 173041
157
Parodies and Pubhcations
172
Oratorios and Masses
174
Harpsichord Concertos
187
The ClavierUbung
189
Leipzig 174250
197
Canons and Counterpoints
206

Orchestral Instrumental and Keyboard Music
76
Orchestral Suites
87
Instrumental Works
90
Keyboard Works
97
Leipzig 172330
106
Music for the Leipzig Liturgy
118
Cantatas
119
Motets and Magnificat
145
The Bach Heritage
224
APPENDIX
243
List of Workds
251
Personalia
279
Select Bibliography
291
General Index
297
Index of Bachs Works
303
Copyright

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Malcolm Boyd is a leading authority on the works of Bach, the author of several volumes on Bach's music and the editor of The Oxford Composer's Companion: Johann Sebastian Bach. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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