The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach

The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach

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The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach provides an introduction to and comprehensive discussion of all the music for harpsichord and other stringed keyboard instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Often played today on the modern piano, these works are central not only to the Western concert repertory but to musical pedagogy and study throughout the world. Intended as both a practical guide and an interpretive study, the book consists of three introductory chapters on general matters of historical context, style, and performance practice, followed by fifteen chapters on the individual works, treated in roughly chronological order. The works discussed include all of Bach's individual keyboard compositions as well as those comprising his famous collections, such as the Well-Tempered Clavier, the English and French Suites, and the Art of Fugue.... at a time when manuals on fugue and other theoretical writings on music were being issued with increasing frequency. ... styles available to him: dances, virtuoso improvisations, quasi-vocal pieces in stile antico, even sonata movements.

Title:The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach
Author:David Schulenberg
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-05-13


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