Bach Perspectives, Volume 7: J. S. Bach's Concerted Ensemble Music: The Concerto

Bach Perspectives, Volume 7: J. S. Bach's Concerted Ensemble Music: The Concerto

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Overview

J. S. Bach's creativity is so overwhelming his compositions in some genres eclipse his work in others. His glorious choral works, profound organ compositions, and exquisite solo compositions for violin and cello attract the most attention. Volume Seven of Bach Perspectives restores Bach's concertos to their rightful place of honor.

Gregory Butler focuses on Bach's Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in E Major (BWV 1053) as a pastiche created by a process of assemblage of three earlier heterogeneous movements. Pieter Dirksen delves into the source history of the Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in F Minor (BWV 1056) and concludes it represents a transcription of an earlier violin concerto in G minor. David Schulenberg investigates the generic ambiguity of the concerto in the early eighteenth century and how it diverged from the sonata to become a distinct genre. Completing the volume is Christoph Wolff's examination of the ""Siciliano"" as a slow movement in Bach's concertos and its implications for the source history of his Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in E Major (BWV 1053).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252099519
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 12/07/2007
Series: Bach Perspectives
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Gregory Butler is a professor emeritus of musicology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Bach's Clavier-Übung III: The Making of a Print.

Table of Contents

Cover Title page Copyright Contents Preface Editor's Preface Abbreviations Bach the Cobbler: The Origins of J. S. Bach’s E-Major Concerto (BWV 1053) by Gregory Butler J. S. Bach’s Violin Concerto in G Minor by Pieter Dirksen The Sonate auf Concertenart: A Postmodern Invention? by David Schulenberg Sicilianos and Organ Recitals: Observations on J. S. Bach’s Concertos by Christoph Wolff Contributors General Index Index of Bach’s Compositions

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