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Father and Sons: Confronting a Uniquely Daunting Paternal Legacy

Robert L. Marshall

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 11: J. S. Bach and His Sons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041488
eISBN:
9780252050084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the nature of the filial and sibling relationships that prevailed between and among J. S. Bach and his five musical sons: Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann ... More


Church Music and the Rise of the Public Concert, 1743–1785

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in Leipzig After Bach: Church and Concert Life in a German City

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190616953
eISBN:
9780190616984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616953.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is the first of three chapters to look at the relationship between a Thomaskantor, who oversaw the church music, and a Kapellmeister (music director) of the public concerts. Thomaskantor ... More


Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

Joel Lester

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195120974
eISBN:
9780199865406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195120974.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The structural and stylistic features of Johann Sebastian Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin, and the history of these works, are the focus of this book. Historical topics include Bach as a ... More


Background and Early Years (1685–1703)

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the early life of German composer and organist Johann Sebastian Bach during the period from 1685 to 1703. Bach was born on March 21, 1685, was christened later at the front of ... More


The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Jeffrey S. Sposato

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the relationship of composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809–47) to his Jewish heritage. Most scholars since World War Two have assumed that Mendelssohn, who was born Jewish but was ... More


The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750: Music to Delight the Spirit

Richard D. P. Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696284
eISBN:
9780191761102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696284.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This is the second of a two-volume study of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Taking into account the vast increase in our knowledge of the composer due to the Bach scholarship of the last sixty ... More


Arnstadt, Mühlhausen (1703–8)

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Johann Sebastian Bach's travels to Arnstadt and Muhlhausen during the period from 1703 to 1708. In Arnstadt, Bach worked as organist of the town's third church and he was even ... More


The St. Matthew Passion Revival

Jeffrey S. Sposato

in The Price of Assimilation: Felix Mendelssohn and the Nineteenth-Century Anti-Semitic Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195149746
eISBN:
9780199870783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149746.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Felix Mendelssohn's 1829 revival of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Matthaus-Passion). Musicologist Michael Marissen has argued that in preparing for the revival, ... More


Bach’s Debt Repaid with Interest: A Case Study of Transformative Imitation

Steven Zohn

in Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann’s Instrumental Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169775
eISBN:
9780199865536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169775.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the musical and aesthetic implications of Johann Sebastian Bach’s previously unrecognized borrowing from a movement by Telemann. To wit, the middle movement of Bach’s F-minor ... More


Bach and the Hautboy

Bruce Haynes

in The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337259
eISBN:
9780199864225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337259.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johann Sebastian Bach gave the hautboy more solos in his vocal works than any other instrument. There are 216 surviving obbligatos for treble hautboy, hautbois d'amour, and oboe da caccia. Solos for ... More


Bach’s Choral-Buch?: The Significance of a Manuscript in the Sibley Library

Robin A. Leaver

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040191
eISBN:
9780252098413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040191.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines a collection of Bach chorale harmonizations copied in Dresden sometime during the 1730s, with the goal of clarifying both its likely provenance and purpose. “Sebastian Bach’s ... More


Miscellaneous Organ Trios from Bach’s Leipzig Workshop

George B. Stauffer

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040191
eISBN:
9780252098413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040191.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines various independent trio movements that Johann Sebastian Bach either composed or transcribed, probably prior to the composition of the Six Sonatas for organ. The Six Trio ... More


Leipzig (1742–50)

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines developments in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig during the period from 1742 to 1750. During this period, Cantatas 34 and 191 were only his contributions ... More


The Bach Heritage

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the musical heritage of Johann Sebastian Bach. It mentions a commentary by a critic who recognized in Bach's music the perfection and culmination of all that his predecessors ... More


Weimar [1708–17]

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines developments in the personal life and musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach during the period from 1708 to 1717. Six of the seven of Bach's children were born in Weimar, where ... More


Leipzig (1730–41)

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines developments in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig during the period from 1730 to 1741. The year 1730 was a crucial one for Bach, which culminated in an ... More


Bach: The Orgelbüchlein

Russell Stinson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780193862142
eISBN:
9780199853106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780193862142.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This is a book-length study of the Orgelbüchlein, the masterly collection of organ chorales by Johann Sebastian Bach. This “Little Organ Book” is regarded by Bach scholars as one of the composer's ... More


Orchestral, Instrumental, and Keyboard Music

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the orchestral, instrumental, and keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The distinction between orchestral and chamber music was not very clear during Bach's time. The public ... More


The Theological Character of Bach’s Musical Offering

Michael Marissen

in Bach & God

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190606954
eISBN:
9780190606985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606954.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that even the so-called pure instrumental music of Johann Sebastian Bach can share a great deal with his liturgical vocal music in projecting religiosity. Questions of meaning in ... More


Bach's Silence, Mattheson's Words: Professional and Humanist Ways of Speaking of Music

Keith Chapin (ed.)

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The German musicians Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Mattheson faced off against each other time and again over the course of the early eighteenth century, though they did so each in his own way. ... More


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