Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach : The Culmination of an Era

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This basic, one-volume study of Johann Sebastian Bach combines a sensitive biographical sketch with a detailed analysis of each of his major types of composition, including vocal music, organ music, keyboard music, and instrumental music. In each section, Geiringer thoroughly examines many Bach compositions and evaluates them in relation to the rest of the composer's work, as well as in relation to the music of his contemporaries. More than seventy musical examples enable the reader to understand how Bach worked and to observe his music in various stages of completion. In addition, an interesting aspect of research methods is revealed through an explanation of the techniques used in studying handwriting, paper, and watermarks in the original more

Product details

  • Hardback | 404 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0195005546
  • 9780195005547

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This is a basic, one-volume study of Johann Sebastian Bach, the first important work on the great composer in nearly a generation. The many discoveries about Bach's life and music that have occurred in the postwar years have created the need for a new interpretive study incorporating this research. Professor Geiringer has filled this need. His book is the only volume which incorporates the vast amount of new material uncovered since 1950, the bicentennial of Bach's more

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