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An Introduction to Bach Studies

Daniel R. Melamed and Michael Marissen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304923
eISBN:
9780199865468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304923.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This work is a comprehensive guide to the resources and materials of Bach scholarship, both for students beginning work in the enormous literature on J. S. Bach, and for the Bach specialist looking ... More


Hearing Bach's Passions

Daniel R. Melamed

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169331
eISBN:
9780199865376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169331.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions—St. John and St. Matthew—are an essential part of the modern repertory, performed regularly both by professional ensembles and amateur groups. These ... More


Mendelssohn's Organ Repertoire

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter shows that Mendelssohn's repertoire for the organ was remarkably small; other than his own works, it was limited to a few of Bach's free organ works and several chorale preludes. There ... More


Disquieting Conversations: Bach, Modernity, and God 1

Jeremy Begbie

in Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter consists of a constructive (yet critical) conversation with two of the finest and most stimulating studies of Bach currently available, John Butt’s, Bach’s Dialogue with Modernity and ... More


Mendelssohn As Editor Of Bach's Organ Music

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter shows that Mendelssohn's achievements as an editor of Bach's organ music were both innovative and important. In collaboration with Marx he was the first to edit and publish some of ... More


Influences on Schumann's Metrícal Style

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter considers some of the music that likely influenced Schumann's metrical style: that of contemporary pianist-composers, such as Moscheles and Hummel, which he studied and performed in his ... More


The Choral Music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Chester L. Alwes

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195177428
eISBN:
9780199361946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177428.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From Johann Sebastian Bach’s output of choral music—motets, cantatas, oratorios, passions, and masses—come many masterpieces of the Western choral tradition. Instead of following the chronology of ... More


Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Andrew Talle (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This addition to the Bach Perspectives series offers a counter-narrative to the isolated genius status that J. S. Bach and his music currently enjoy. The book contextualizes Bach by examining the ... More


Tudorism in English Music, 1837–1953

STEPHEN BANFIELD

in Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264942
eISBN:
9780191754111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264942.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Between the early nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, a cultivated relationship with the music of a favoured period in the distant national past was a pervasive aspect of high, and sometimes ... More


Johann Sebastian Bach – <i>B Minor Mass</i>

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Historical discussion focuses on the lineage of the Bach family, compositions determined by circumstances of employment, the composition of Lutheran Masses, the possible rationale for composing a ... More


“He Liked to Hear the Music of Others”: Individuality and Variety in the Works of Bach and His German Contemporaries

Wolfgang Hirschmann

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Those seeking to understand Bach and his music in the context of his time face an apparently intractable situation: studying Bach's music in reference only to itself seems a logical impossibility. ... More


Bach versus Scheibe: Hitherto Unknown Battlegrounds in a Famous Conflict

Michael Maul

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

On May 14, 1737, Johann Adolph Scheibe (1708–76), a twenty-nine-year-old music theorist and composer in Hamburg, published a Sendschreiben (“letter”) describing the experience of a fictional musician ... More


Openness and Specificity: A Conversation with David Brown on Theology and Classical Music

Jeremy S. Begbie

in Theology, Aesthetics, and Culture: Responses to the Work of David Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646821
eISBN:
9780191744853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646821.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that Brown's account of classical music is shaped by distinctive theological interests: a concern to do justice to the presence of God in all areas of culture; a desire for ... More


The Social History of a Groove: Chacona, Ciaccona, Chaconne, and the Chaconne

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“The Social History of Groove” follows the cultural transformations of a crucial genre of the 1600s: the chacona, which came to Europe from the New World by way of the Spanish conquistadors. A ... More


Bach, Graupner, and the Rest of Their Contented Contemporaries

Andrew Talle

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Music scholars have long recognized the value of comparing settings of the same cantata texts by Bach and his German contemporaries. Examining the ways in which multiple musical minds chose to set ... More


The Famously Little-Known Gottlieb Muffat

Alison J. Dunlop

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Gottlieb Muffat (1690–1770) is considered the most successful composer of keyboard music of J. S. Bach's generation to have worked in Vienna. His reputation is based on (1) the corpus of extant ... More


The Cycle as a Whole

Mark Mazullo

in Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149432
eISBN:
9780300149449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149432.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Shostakovich's inspiration in composing a cycle of preludes and fugues for piano—J. S. Bach. Especially in the first two preludes and fugues, but elsewhere in the cycle as ... More


Late Schumann, Wagner, and Bach

Varun Gauri and Daniel M. Brinks

in Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 5 examines how Schumann and Wagner veered toward each other stylistically in the years that followed Lohengrin and the Symphony no. 2, taking special note of the influence of Bach on both of ... More


The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence

Bruce Haynes and Geoffrey Burgess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199373734
eISBN:
9780199373772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373734.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

What is rhetorical music? This book illustrate the vital place of rhetoric and eloquent expression in the creation and performance of Baroque music. Through explorations of the cantatas of J.S. Bach, ... More


Postlude: Toward Consolidation

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The prologue brings us to the composers who might be regarded as the first champions of tonality: the artists who cemented the standard forms and procedures that underwrote eighteenth-century ... More


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