9781904341352

Bach

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  • ISBN13:

    9781904341352

  • ISBN10:

    1904341357

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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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

Introduction vii
John Butt
The early years: youth and early experiences as an organist (1685--1708)
1(24)
Court organist and Konzertmeister: Bach in Weimar (1708--1717)
25(23)
Court Kapellmeister in Kothen (1717--1723)
48(22)
Kantor of St Thomas's: Bach's early Leipzig period (1723--1729)
70(26)
The `court composer': Bach's middle Leipzig period (from 1729)
96(24)
The universalist: the late Leipzig period (to 1750)
120(20)
Epilogue: Bach's place in the history of music 140(9)
Bach and the Violin 149(1)
Notes 150(6)
Chronology 156(10)
Select Discography 166(2)
Further Reading 168(4)
Picture Sources 172(1)
Index 173

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