Johann Sebastian Bach; His Work and Influence on the Music of Germany, 1685-1750 Volume 1

Johann Sebastian Bach; His Work and Influence on the Music of Germany, 1685-1750 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...decided by a trial performance which took place at Easter in the last-named year, in the Church of St. Blasius, at Muhlhausen. UT The life of a tradesman or artisan in Germany is divided into three periods: --First, the apprenticeship (Lehrjahre). Second, the period during which he travels and, as it were, " finishes his education" (Wanderjahre), with which the original meaning of our "journeyman" corresponds; and third, the period from the time of his entering into his business on his own account, onwards--the period called "Meisterschaft," or when he is styled Master. Readers of Carlyle will remember that the first part of his translation of Wilhelm Meister is called "apprenticeship," and the second, "travels." This analogy has been followed in the present work--the book just concluded being called Ausbildungsjahre, or "years of formation," and from the third book onwards, " Meisterschaft." Translators' note. This is related by Forkel, and can hardly be pure invention on his part. BOOK III. THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF BACH'S "MASTERSHIP." BOOK III. THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF BACH'S " MASTERSHIP." I. BACH AT MUHLHAUSEN.--HIS RELIGIOUS OPINIONS. THE post of Organist to the church "Divi Blasii," in the free imperial city of Muhlhausen, had risen to special celebrity from the many highly gifted artists who had filled it during the last century and a half. From 1566 to 1610 (May 24), Joachim Moller von Burck (born in 1541)--the friend of Johann Eccard, a man who may be regarded as having given the chief impulse to the earnest musical feeling for which Muhlhausen was long distinguished1--laboured there. At the end of the year 1654, Johann Rudolf Ahle came to...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236528654
  • 9781236528650