A collection of essays aiming to reflect the growth of research into C.P.E. Bach over the last two decades, published to coincide with the two-hundredth anniversary of the death of Bach. The articles reflect different aspects of Bach's life and work, considering his character, style and works. Use of Bach's letters and treatises has been made by various contributors to glean deeper insight into the sources of his music, his personality and dealings with publishers, and the composer's aesthetic.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 150 x 230mm | 766g
- 01 Sep 1988
- Oxford University Press
- Clarendon Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- music examples, facsimiles, bibliography, index
Table of contents
C.P.E. Bach's character pieces and his friendship circle; the letters from C.P.E. Bach to K.W. Ramler; C.P.E. Bach's aesthetic as reflected in his notation; C.P.E. Bach and the early history of the recapitulatory tutti in north Germany; C.P.E. Bach and the trio old and new; the stylistic anomalies of C.P.E. Bach's nonconstancy; a supplement to C.P.E. Bach's "Versuch" - E.W. Wolf's "Anleitung" of 1785; C.P.E. Bach in the library of the Singakademie zu Berlin; C.P.E. Bach and the free fantasia for keyboard - Deutsche Staatsbibliothek Mus. Ms. Nichelmann IN; C.P.E. Bach and Carl Friedrich Zelter; C.P.E. Bach through the 1740s - the growth of a style; C.P.E. Bach, J.C.F.Rellstab, and the sonatas with varied reprises; the "piano climax" in the 18th century concerto - an operatic gesture?; filiation and the editing of revised and alternate versions - implications for the" C.P.E. Bach Edition"; a new look at C.P.E. Bach's musical jokes; C.P.E. Bach in literature - a bibliography. Index to bibliography. General index.
"The fifteen essays...radiate enthusiasm and fascination for the topic."--Musical Times"The range of subjects in this collection of essays is considerable and reflects not only the diversity of Bach's musical output but the rich cultural milieu associated with him. C.P.E. Bach Studies provides a welcome focus on current scholarly opinion and will undoubtedly stimulate much interest in the composer."--Music & Letters