An Introduction to Bach Studies by Daniel R. Melamed,Michael Marissen

By Daniel R. Melamed,Michael Marissen

This quantity is a consultant to the assets and fabrics of Bach scholarship, either for the non professional pondering the place to start within the huge, immense literature on J. S. Bach, and for the Bach professional trying to find a handy and recent survey of the sector. It describes the instruments of Bach learn and the way to take advantage of them, and indicates how you can start in Bach study by way of describing the valuable components of analysis and mentioning the fundamental literature on every piece and topic.

The authors emphasize the problems that experience engaged Bach students for generations, concentrating on fairly vital writings; on fresh literature; on overviews, collections of essays and handbooks; and on writings in English. topics coated contain bibliographic instruments of Bach study and assets of literature; Bach's relations; Bach biographies; areas Bach lived and labored; Bach's instructing; the liturgy; Bach resource reviews and the transmission of his track; 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 bargains causes of vital and almost certainly complicated issues in Bach examine, equivalent to the association of the once a year cantata cycles, pitch criteria, the heritage of the Berlin libraries, the constitution of the serious observation volumes within the Neue Bach Ausgabe, and so on.

This ebook opens up the wealthy international of Bach scholarship to scholars, academics, performers, and listeners.

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