An Introduction to Bach Studies by Daniel R. Melamed

By Daniel R. Melamed

This quantity is a advisor to the assets and fabrics of Bach scholarship, either for the non expert pondering the place to start within the huge, immense literature on J. S. Bach, and for the Bach expert trying to find a handy and recent survey of the sphere. It describes the instruments of Bach study and the way to take advantage of them, and indicates find out how to start in Bach examine by means of describing the valuable parts of study and bringing up the fundamental literature on every bit and topic.The authors emphasize the problems that experience engaged Bach students for generations, targeting fairly vital writings; on fresh literature; on overviews, collections of essays and handbooks; and on writings in English. matters coated comprise bibliographic instruments of Bach learn and assets of literature; Bach's kinfolk; Bach biographies; areas Bach lived and labored; Bach's educating; the liturgy; Bach resource stories and the transmission of his tune; repertory and variants; genres and person vocal and instrumental works; functionality perform; the reception and research of Bach's song; and so on. The e-book additionally deals reasons of vital and very likely complicated subject matters in Bach study, equivalent to the association of the once a year cantata cycles, pitch criteria, the background of the Berlin libraries, the constitution of the severe remark volumes within the Neue Bach Ausgabe, and so on.This e-book opens up the wealthy global of Bach scholarship to scholars, lecturers, performers, and listeners.

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New York, 1989. Frederick Neumann. " Musical Quarterly 71 (1985): 281-94. Rev. in his New essays on performance practice, 195-208. Ann Arbor, 1989. Marshall argues that to the extent Bach allowed himself in the 1730s and '40s to be influenced by the latest developments in musical fashion (particularly the so-called galant styles), he can be characterized as progressive. Neumann argues that Bach actually made limited and aesthetically unsuccessful forays into the galant and that a conservative view of Bach is more fitting.

Melamed, 202-28. Cambridge, 1995. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) A basic biography is Hans-Gunter Ottenberg. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Leipzig, 1982. Translated by Philip J. E. Bach. Oxford, 1987. The old thematic catalogue by Wotquenne has been succeeded by the less than thoroughly systematic E. Eugene Helm. Thematic catalogue of the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. New Haven, 1989. E. Bach's compositions is under way: Rachel W. Wade, gen. ed. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach edition. Oxford, 1989- .

Laaber, 1983. Alfred Durr. Im Mittelpunkt Bach: ausgewahlte Aufsatze und Vortrage, edited by Kollegium des Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Instituts Gottingen. Cassel, 1988. Wilhelm Ehmann. Voce et Tuba: gesammelte Reden und Aufsatze 1934— 1974, edited by Dietrich Berke, Christiane Bernsdorff-Englebrecht and Helmut Kornemann. Cassel, 1976. Gerhard Herz. S. Bach. Ann Arbor, 1985. " Zurich, 1934. Robert L. Marshall. The music of Johann Sebastian Bach: the sources, the style, the significance. New York, 1989.

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