9781904341161

Bach

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    9781904341161

  • ISBN10:

    1904341160

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Summary

Johann Sebastian Bach was the father of modern music, a supreme craftsman who was able to combine the order of the middle ages with the passionate individualism of the renaissance. Bach expert Martin Geck shows us Bach in his time, offering a rich portrait of the personal, political and social circumstances which shaped some of the greatest music ever written. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Martin Geck has written several books on the great composers

Table of Contents

Introductionp. VII
The early years: youth and early experiences as an organist (1685-1708)p. 1
Court organist and Konzertmeister: Bach in Weimar (1708-1717)p. 25
Court Kapellmeister in Kothen (1717-1723)p. 48
Kantor of St Thomas's: Bach's early Leipzig period (1723-1729)p. 70
The 'court composer': Bach's middle Leipzig period (from 1729)p. 96
The universalist: the late Leipzig period (to 1750)p. 120
Epilogue: Bach's place in the history of musicp. 140
Bach and the Violinp. 149
Notesp. 150
Chronologyp. 156
Select Discographyp. 166
Further Readingp. 168
Picture Sourcesp. 172
Indexp. 173
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