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The Resource Bach's musical universe : the composer and his work, Christoph Wolff

Bach's musical universe : the composer and his work, Christoph Wolff

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Bach's musical universe : the composer and his work
Title
Bach's musical universe
Title remainder
the composer and his work
Statement of responsibility
Christoph Wolff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A comprehensive and fascinating study of the overall creative output of Johann Sebastian Bach, capturing the essence of his art. In this companion volume to his Pulitzer Prize-finalist biography, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, leading Bach scholar Christoph Wolff contextualizes his famous subject by delving deeply into the composer's rich collection of music. Emerging from this complex and massive oeuvre, Bach's Musical Universe is a focused discussion of a meaningful selection of compositions- from the famous Well-Tempered Clavier, violin and cello solos, and Brandenburg Concertos to the St. Matthew Passion, Art of Fugue, and B- Minor Mass. Unlike any study undertaken before, this book details Bach's creative process across the various instrumental and vocal genres, and centers on what the composer himself judiciously presented in carefully designed benchmark collections and individual works- all consequential to Bach's musical art. Tracing Bach's evolution as a composer, Wolff compellingly illuminates the ideals and legacy of this giant of classical music in a new, refreshing light for everyone, from the amateur to the virtuoso"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolff, Christoph
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B13
LC item number
W63 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Label
Bach's musical universe : the composer and his work, Christoph Wolff
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223132225286
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-369) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: on the primacy and pervasiveness of polyphony -- Revealing the narrative of a musical universe -- Transformative approaches to composition and performance -- In search of the autonomous instrumental design -- The most ambitious of all projects -- Proclaiming the state of the art in keyboard music -- A grand liturgical Messiah cycle -- In critical survey and review mode -- Instrumental and vocal polyphony at its peak art of fugue and B-minor Mass -- Epilogue: "Praxis cum theoria"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780393050714
Lccn
2019045952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1102475405
Label
Bach's musical universe : the composer and his work, Christoph Wolff
Publication
Bar code
31223132225286
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-369) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: on the primacy and pervasiveness of polyphony -- Revealing the narrative of a musical universe -- Transformative approaches to composition and performance -- In search of the autonomous instrumental design -- The most ambitious of all projects -- Proclaiming the state of the art in keyboard music -- A grand liturgical Messiah cycle -- In critical survey and review mode -- Instrumental and vocal polyphony at its peak art of fugue and B-minor Mass -- Epilogue: "Praxis cum theoria"
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 410 pages
Isbn
9780393050714
Lccn
2019045952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)1102475405

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