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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music - The Cambridge History of Music (Hardcover): Simon P. Keefe The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music - The Cambridge History of Music (Hardcover)
Simon P. Keefe
R4,267 Discovery Miles 42 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The eighteenth century arguably boasts a more remarkable group of significant musical figures, and a more engaging combination of genres, styles and aesthetic orientations, than any century before or since, yet huge swathes of its musical activity remain under-appreciated. The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music provides a comprehensive survey, examining little-known repertories, works and musical trends alongside more familiar ones. Rather than relying on temporal, periodic and composer-related phenomena to structure the volume, it is organised by genre; chapters are grouped according to the traditional distinctions of music for the church, music for the theatre and music for the concert room that conditioned so much thinking, activity and output in the eighteenth century. A valuable summation of current research in this area, the volume also encourages readers to think of eighteenth-century music less in terms of overtly teleological developments than of interacting and mutually stimulating musical cultures and practices.

Portrait of a Castrato - Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Melani (Hardcover, New): Roger Freitas Portrait of a Castrato - Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Melani (Hardcover, New)
Roger Freitas
R1,810 Discovery Miles 18 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores the fascinating life of the most documented musician of the seventeenth century. Born in 1626 into a bourgeois family in Pistoia, Italy, Atto Melani was castrated to preserve his singing voice and soon rose to both artistic and social prominence. His extant letters not only depict the musical activities of several European centers, they reveal the real-life context of music and the musician: how a singer related to patrons and colleagues, what he thought about his profession, and the role music played in his life. Whether Atto was singing, spying, having sex, composing, or even rejecting his art, his life illustrates how music-making was always also a negotiation for power. Providing a rare glimpse of the social and political contexts of seventeenth-century music, Roger Freitas sheds light on the mechanisms that generated meaning for music, clarifying what music at this time actually was.

Henry Purcell - The Origins and Development of His Musical Style (Book, Digitally Print): Martin Adams Henry Purcell - The Origins and Development of His Musical Style (Book, Digitally Print)
Martin Adams
R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the first book thoroughly to explore the musical style of Henry Purcell. In this comprehensive study, Martin Adams identifies music by other composers, both within England and from abroad, which influenced Purcell's compositional decisions. Using a mix of broad stylistic observation and detailed analysis, Adams distinguishes between late seventeenth-century English style in general and Purcell's style in particular and chronicles the changes in the composer's approach to the main genres in which he worked, especially the newly emerging ode and English opera. As a result, Adams reveals that although Purcell went through a marked stylistic development, encompassing an unusually wide range of surface changes, special elements of his style remained constant. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of music and theatre history and of British cultural and social history.

Henry Purcell and the London Stage (Book): C.A. Price Henry Purcell and the London Stage (Book)
C.A. Price
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book was the first comprehensive survey of Purcell's dramatic music. It is concerned as much with the London theatre world - playhouses, poets, actors, singers, producers - as with the music itself. Purcell wrote music for more than fifty plays of various types, most of them produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, between 1690 and 1695. The songs, dialogues, choruses, act tunes and larger musical scenes are often active participants in the spoken drama, not simply grafted-on entertainments. The extraordinary semi-operas - Dioclesian, King Arthur, and The Fairy-Queen - are placed in the context of a theatre that thrived mainly on plays that, though less lavish, were no less musical. The traditional picture of a composer trapped within a degraded musical society, his natural predilection for opera ignored, is redrawn to show a consummate dramatist exploiting a remarkably musical theatre.

Bach and the Dance of God (Hardcover): Wilfrid Mellers Bach and the Dance of God (Hardcover)
Wilfrid Mellers
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wilfrid Mellers is a composer, musician and author. Honorary Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. This is his classic book on Bach.

The Life of Handel (Hardcover, Revised ed.): Victor Schoelcher The Life of Handel (Hardcover, Revised ed.)
Victor Schoelcher; Edited by Anton de Moresco; Translated by James Lowe
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gossipy and anecdotal, yet scholarly and impeccably researched, SchA"lcher's vivid biography of Handel must rank as one of the finest portraits of a musician ever written. This new edition has been completely revised and is profusely illustrated. We see in the contemporary newspaper reports, memoirs and letters, a man of great contrasts. While he could dash off the most sublime music at remarkable speed, he would bestow countless hours on revising the minutest details. He combined a fiery temper with great loyalty and generosity. Few composers have been so feted in their lifetimes, and yet Handel was also vilified and conspired against. Despite great success and royal patronage, he spent his years in London struggling to make a living. His determination, resilience and talent are remarkable and affecting. Victor Schoelcher (1804-1893) was born into a wealthy Parisian family of porcelain merchants. He was a politician, journalist, art critic and musicologist, but is mostly remembered for his role in the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. He also campaigned for women's rights and for the abolition of the death penalty.

Handel (Paperback, Revised edition): William Hayman Cummings Handel (Paperback, Revised edition)
William Hayman Cummings; Edited by Peter Danckwerts
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'He was the greatest composer that ever lived,' said Beethoven of Handel. 'He is the father of us all,' wrote Haydn. This short, vivid biography of Handel reminds us of the composer's greatness. Separate chapters are devoted to the Messiah, the Harmonious Blacksmith, Handel's organ at Cannons, and his will and codicils. A few notes and an index have been added to this revised and reset edition. William Hayman Cummings (1831-1915) was a singer and music historian. He taught singing at the Royal Normal School and the School for the Blind before being appointed a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in 1879. In 1896 he was appointed principal of the Guildhall School of Music. His historical studies of music and musicians led to him being made a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1884.

The Stuart Court Masque and Political Culture (Hardcover): Martin Butler The Stuart Court Masque and Political Culture (Hardcover)
Martin Butler
R2,461 Discovery Miles 24 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Court masques were multi-media entertainments, with song, dance, theater, and changeable scenery, staged annually at the English court to celebrate the Stuart dynasty. They have typically been regarded as frivolous and expensive entertainments. This book dispels this notion, emphasizing instead that they were embedded in the politics of the moment, and spoke in complex ways to the different audiences who viewed them. Covering the whole period from Queen Anne s first masque at Winchester in 1603 to Salmacida Spolia in 1640, Butler looks in depth at the political functions of state festivity. The book contextualizes masque performances in intricate detail, and analyzes how they shaped, managed, and influenced the public face of the Stuart kingship. Butler presents the masques as a vehicle through which we can read the early Stuart court s political aspirations and the changing functions of royal culture in a period of often radical instability.

Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Regime - Cambridge Studies in Opera (Book): Downing A. Thomas Aesthetics of Opera in the Ancien Regime - Cambridge Studies in Opera (Book)
Downing A. Thomas
R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This study recognizes the broad impact of opera in early-modern French culture. Downing A. Thomas considers the use of operatic spectacle and music by Louis XIV as a vehicle for absolutism; the resistance of music to the aesthetic and political agendas of the time; and the long-term development of opera in eighteenth-century humanist culture. He argues that French opera moved away from the politics of the absolute monarchy in which it originated to address Enlightenment concerns with sensibility and feeling. The book combines close readings of significant seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century operatic works, circumstantial writings and theoretical works on theatre and opera, together with a measure of reception history. Thomas examines key works by Lully, Rameau and Charpentier, among others, and extends his reach from the late seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth.

The Life of Handel (Paperback, 2nd English ed): Victor Schoelcher The Life of Handel (Paperback, 2nd English ed)
Victor Schoelcher; Translated by James Lowe; Revised by Anton de Moresco
R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gossipy and anecdotal, yet scholarly and impeccably researched, SchA"lcher's vivid biography of Handel must rank as one of the finest portraits of a musician ever written. This new edition has been completely revised and is profusely illustrated. We see in the contemporary newspaper reports, memoirs and letters, a man of great contrasts. While he could dash off the most sublime music at remarkable speed, he would bestow countless hours on revising the minutest details. He combined a fiery temper with great loyalty and generosity. Few composers have been so feted in their lifetimes, and yet Handel was also vilified and conspired against. Despite great success and royal patronage, he spent his years in London struggling to make a living. His determination, resilience and talent are remarkable and affecting. Victor Schoelcher (1804-1893) was born into a wealthy Parisian family of porcelain merchants. He was a politician, journalist, art critic and musicologist, but is mostly remembered for his role in the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. He also campaigned for women's rights and for the abolition of the death penalty.

Bach's St. Matthew Passion - A Closer Look (Paperback): Victor Lederer Bach's St. Matthew Passion - A Closer Look (Paperback)
Victor Lederer
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is an in-depth study of a seminal work, first performed in 1727.Johann Sebastian Bach's the "St. Matthew Passion" stands as a singular expression of religious sensibility. Conceived within the constraints of Bach's role as cantor of the St. Thomas Church in the provincial German city of Leipzig, the music has a power and profundity that readily transcend time and place. Yet the darkness of the subject - the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus - and the complexity and sophistication of Bach's compositional techniques can be difficult listening for even the most eager novice.By highlighting the inspiration Bach drew from opera, this book truly illuminates the hybrid forms that comprise the work, thereby clarifying many of the composer's dramatic strategies. Drawn from the "Gospel of St. Matthew", the narrative sections - featuring characters including the narrator - Evangelist, Pilate, Peter, Judas, and Jesus himself - have tremendous theatrical power, while non-Biblical arias and chorales offer moments of deep reflection and consolation. This book shows the willing but intimidated beginner the way into the intricacies of Bach's masterwork while unveiling subtleties for the more knowledgeable listener as well. Finally, Lederer recounts the fascinating performance history of the piece and looks at the merits of different recordings of this extraordinary work, indisputably one of the cornerstones of Western music."Magnum Opus" is a series for anyone seeking a greater familiarity with the cornerstones of Western Classical Music - operatic, choral and symphonic. Always passionate, down-to-earth, and authoritative on the works and their creators, "Magnum Opus" is an indispensable resource for anyone's musical library and the perfect gift for the music-lover in your life.

The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn (Paperback): Floyd Grave, Margaret Grave The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn (Paperback)
Floyd Grave, Margaret Grave
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A monumental accomplishment from the age of Enlightenment, the string quartets of Joseph Haydn hold a central place not only in the composer's oeuvre, but also in our modern conception of form, style, and expression in the instrumental music of his day. Here, renowned music historians Floyd and Margaret Grave present a fresh perspective on a comprehensive survey of the works. This thorough and unique analysis offers new insights into the creation of the quartets, the wealth of musical customs and conventions on which they draw, the scope of their innovations, and their significance as reflections of Haydn's artistic personality. Each set of quartets is characterized in terms of its particular mix of structural conventions and novelties, stylistic allusions, and its special points of connection with other opus groups in the series. Throughout the book, the authors draw attention to the boundless supply of compositional strategies by which Haydn appears to be continually rethinking, reevaluating, and refining the quartet's potentials. They also lucidly describe Haydn's famous penchant for wit, humor, and compositional artifice, illuminating the unexpected connections he draws between seemingly unrelated ideas, his irony, and his lightning bolts of surprise and thwarted expectation. Approaching the quartets from a variety of vantage points, the authors correct many prevailing assumptions about convention, innovation, and developing compositional technique in the music of Haydn and his contemporaries.
Going beyond traditional modes of study, The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn blends historical analysis and factual information with critical appraisal in a way that will engage all Haydn enthusiasts.

Bach Studies (Paperback): Don O. Franklin Bach Studies (Paperback)
Don O. Franklin
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume of essays reflects the increasing breadth and scope of Bach research. The fifteen essays by American and European scholars address a wide range of topics and issues: Magnificat, Cantata, and Passion; Parody and Genre; The Well-Tempered Clavier; and Transmission and Reception. Many of the authors focus on works which due to the Bach chronology - can now be examined in a fresh light. Seen as a whole, the essays combine source - critical and analytic methods with historical and theological interpretation to consider problems of genesis and style, as well as questions of transmission and reception.

An Introduction to the Skill of Musick - The First: The Ground Rules of Musick, According to the Gam-ut... The Second:... An Introduction to the Skill of Musick - The First: The Ground Rules of Musick, According to the Gam-ut... The Second: Instructions and Lessons for the Bass Violin and Instruments and Lessons for the Treble Violin, the Art of Descant 1674 (Paperback)
John Playford
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Facsimile reprint of "The Seventh edition, Corrected and Elarged. Printed by W. Godbid, for J. Playford at his Shop in the Temple near the Church. 1674."

Lully and the Music of the French Baroque - Essays in Honor of James R. Anthony (Book): John Hajdu Heyer Lully and the Music of the French Baroque - Essays in Honor of James R. Anthony (Book)
John Hajdu Heyer
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume of essays on Jean-Baptiste Lully and his musical legacy honours the distinguished French baroque scholar James R. Anthony. Jean-Baptiste Lully, court composer to Louis XIV, served as the principal architect of what would become known as the French style of music in the baroque era. The style he created strongly influenced the great musical figures in England (Purcell and Handel) and Germany (Bach and Telemann), but Lully's music itself has received little attention. Recently, through the efforts of scholars and musicians concerned with the performance practices of Lully's time, Lully's own music has begun to come alive in performance and recording. These essays, all by important baroque specialists, cover significant aspects of Lully's life and works and the French tradition he influenced. They constitute the first post-war collection of studies centred on Lully and form a fitting tribute to Professor Anthony whose own French baroque music provided a stimulus for the work of an emerging generation of scholars.

Bach, Handel, Scarlatti 1685-1985 (Book): Peter Williams Bach, Handel, Scarlatti 1685-1985 (Book)
Peter Williams
R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

1985 celebrated the 300th anniversary of the births of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. This volume covers all three composers and contains essays from an international team of scholars. Some essays make a contribution towards a better understanding of one or other composer, but at least half of them are concerned with ideas connecting two or even all three of them. The essays are concerned with many aspects of the music - technical, chronological, critical, speculative, theoretical and (importantly) practical - and the distinguished contributors have often endeavoured to ask questions rather than jump to conclusions. Every essay makes fresh points and can open up new avenues for players and (in the broadest sense) students, especially in the present climate of wishing to return to 'authentic conditions of performance'.

Francois Couperin and the French Classical Tradition (Paperback): Wilfrid Mellers Francois Couperin and the French Classical Tradition (Paperback)
Wilfrid Mellers
R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wilfrid Mellers Francois Couperin and die French Classical Tradition ROY PUBLISHERS - NEW YORK Frangois Couperin le Grand Copyright 1951, by Wilfrid Mellers PRINTED AND MANUFACTURED IN GREAT BRITAIN Contents PART I LIFE AND TIMES CHAPTER PAGE I The Life 17 II Values and Standards in the Grand Siecle 28 III Taste during the Grand Sicle 49 IV Music, the Court, and the Theatre 59 PART n THE WORK V The Organ Masses 83 VI The Two-violin Sonatas 97 VII The Secular Vocal Works 128 VIII The Church Music 146 IX The Clavecin Works 188 X The Concerts Royaux and Suites for Viols 234 XI Chronology, Influence, and Conclusions 272 PART in THEORY AND PRACTICE XII Couperins Theoretical Work, with Comments on Rhythm, Ornamentation, and Phrasing 291 XIII Couperins Resources and his use of them, with Comments on the Modern Performance of his Work 3 22 CONTENTS XIV Editions of Works by Couperin 337 Appendix A The Authorship of the Organ Masses 341 Appendix B The Organists of St Gervais 344 Appendix C Lord Fitzwilliam and the French Clavecin Composers 345 Appendix D On the Tempo of the Eighteenth-century Dance Movements 347 Appendix E Georg Muffat on Bowing, Phrasing and Ornamentation 350 Appendix F Notes on the titles of Couperins clavecin pieces 356 Appendix G Biographical Notes on the principal per sons mentioned in the text 363 Catalogue Raisonn 374 Gramophone Records of Works by Couperin 390 Bibliography 395 Index 401 Illustrations I Portrait of Francois Couperin le Grand by Andre Bouys, engraved by Filbert 1735 Frontispiece II The Church of St Gervais Topographia facing page Galliae Vol. I, 1655 2 4 HI Veue de la Grande et Petite Escurie et des deux Cours La Description de Versailles 48 IV Gardens ofthe Due dOrleans Topographia Galliae, 1655 74 V Dans le Gout Pastoral Cours de la Reine Mere Topographia Galliae, 1655 145 VI Dans le Gout burlesque Watteau, Portrait of Gilles Louvre 227 VII Watteau, Les Charmes de la Vie Wallace Collection 271 VIII The Organ of St Gervais 330 DC The Organ of the Chapelle Royale 330 The design on the tide page is Couperins coat-of-arms To and to the illustrious memory of Francois Couperin le Grand Preface So FAR AS I am aware, this is the first book on Couperin le Grand in English indeed it is possibly the first comprehensive study of his work in any language, for of die three French books on him known to me, that of Bouvet is purely biographical while those of Tessier and Tiersot do not claim to be more than introductory monographs. As such, they are both admirable. I have divided this study of Couperin into three sections. The first gives the facts of his life and some account of the nature, values, and standards of his community. Of the facts of his life, little is known, and I have not indulged in speculation. For most of the information contained in my introductory chapter I am indebted to the bio graphical sections of the previous books on Couperin referred to above, with the addition of some documentary evidence more recently published by M. Paul Brunold. The chapters on the values and standards of the grand siecle do not pretend to offer a revolutionary approach. My general attitude to the period is influenced by the miscellaneous writings of Mr Martin Turnell, published in Horizon, Scrutiny, and elsewhere 1 especially those on Racine, Moliere, Corneille, and La Princesse de Cleves, and by a most interesting essay by Mr R. C. Knight alsopublished in Scrutiny, which was in part a criticism of TurnelTs account of Racine. I have also found many hints worth following up, and much useful information, in Mr Arthur Tifleys two books, From Montaigne to Moliere and The Decline of the Age of Louis XIV. Most of the information in my chapter on the court theatre music is derived from the writings of the recognized authority on the period, M. Henri Prunieres. These books are listed in the bibliography...

Classical Form - A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (Paperback, Revised):... Classical Form - A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (Paperback, Revised)
William E. Caplin
R1,230 Discovery Miles 12 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classical Form introduces a new theory of form for the analysis of instrumental music in the classical style. The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical, form individual ideas, phrases, and themes, to the large-scale organization of complete movements. Over 200 annotated musical examples from Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, drawn from a range of instrumental genres, illustrate the theoretical principles presented in the book. For theorists and musicologists, this book is also useful for courses on form and analysis and on the history of musical style.

Memoirs of the Life of the Late George Frederic Handel, to Which is Added a Catalogue of His Works and Observations Upon Them... Memoirs of the Life of the Late George Frederic Handel, to Which is Added a Catalogue of His Works and Observations Upon Them (Paperback)
John Mainwaring
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Classic book originally published in 1760. After the memoirs there is a Catalogue of Works and Observations on the Works of George Frederic Handel.

Bach and the Dance of God (Paperback): Wilfrid Mellers Bach and the Dance of God (Paperback)
Wilfrid Mellers
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wilfrid Mellers is a composer, musician and author. Honorary Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. This is his classic book on Bach.

Music Education and Art of Performance - In the German Baroque (Book, Revised): John Butt Music Education and Art of Performance - In the German Baroque (Book, Revised)
John Butt
R1,082 Discovery Miles 10 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In considering the role of practical music in education, this book attempts to define the art of performance in Germany during the Baroque period. The author examines the large number of surviving treatises and instruction manuals used in the Lutheran 'Latin' schools during the period 1530-1800 and builds up a picture of the function and status of music in both school and church. The understanding, gained through these educational texts, of music as a functional art - musica practica - in turn gives us insight into the thoughts of the contemporary performer and how he might have performed the sacred work of Praetorius, Schutz, Buxtehude or Bach. For all those interested in historical performance this book provides valuable information on the growing science of performance practice and the development of a conscious awareness of style and idiom in this period.

O Let Us Howle Some Heavy Note - Music for Witches, the Melancholic, and the Mad on the Seventeenth-Century English Stage... O Let Us Howle Some Heavy Note - Music for Witches, the Melancholic, and the Mad on the Seventeenth-Century English Stage (Hardcover)
Amanda Eubanks Winkler
R738 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R72 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the 17th century, harmonious sounds were thought to represent the well-ordered body of the obedient subject, and, by extension, the well-ordered state; conversely, discordant, unpleasant music represented both those who caused disorder (murderers, drunkards, witches, traitors) and those who suffered from bodily disorders (melancholics, madmen, and madwomen). While these theoretical correspondences seem straightforward, in theatrical practice the musical portrayals of disorderly characters were multivalent and often ambiguous.

O Let Us Howle Some Heavy Note focuses on the various ways that theatrical music represented disorderly subjects those who presented either a direct or metaphorical threat to the health of the English kingdom in 17th-century England. Using theater music to examine narratives of social history, Winkler demonstrates how music reinscribed and often resisted conservative, political, religious, gender, and social ideologies."

Music in Spain During the Eighteenth Century (Book, New ed): Malcolm Boyd, Juan Jose Carreras Music in Spain During the Eighteenth Century (Book, New ed)
Malcolm Boyd, Juan Jose Carreras
R870 Discovery Miles 8 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Traditional musicology has tended to see the Spanish eighteenth century as a period of decline, but this 1998 volume shows it to be rich in interest and achievement. Covering stage genres, orchestral and instrumental music and vocal music (both sacred and secular), it brings together the results of research on such topics as opera, musical instruments, the secular cantata and the villancico and challenges received ideas about how Italian and Austrian music of the period influenced (or was opposed by) Spanish composers and theorists. Two final chapters outline the presence of Spanish musical sources in the New World.

Bach Studies 2 (Book, New ed): Daniel R. Melamed Bach Studies 2 (Book, New ed)
Daniel R. Melamed
R860 Discovery Miles 8 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This 1995 volume brings together essays on J. S. Bach and members of his family by a distinguished group of scholars. The essays address Bach's compositions, his knowledge of the musical past, his study of contemporaries, and the cultivation of his own music by later generations. The studies draw on source criticism, musical analysis, religious and social context, performance practice and reception history - a broad range of techniques and issues in Bach scholarship. The international contributors include both established scholars and newer voices in Bach studies. This volume will be indispensable for any future work on the Musical Offering, St Matthew Passion, Italian Concerto, on Bach's musical connections with his sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann and on many other topics in Bach research.

C.P.E. Bach Studies - Cambridge Composer Studies (Hardcover): Annette Richards C.P.E. Bach Studies - Cambridge Composer Studies (Hardcover)
Annette Richards
R1,881 Discovery Miles 18 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

C. P. E. Bach Studies collects together nine wide-ranging essays by leading scholars of eighteenth-century music. Offering fresh perspectives on one of the towering figures of the period, the authors explore Bach's music in its cultural contexts, and show in diverse and complementary ways the reciprocal relationship between Bach's work and contemporary literary, theological, and aesthetic debates. Topics include Bach's relation to theories of sensibility and the sublime; the free fantasy and concepts of self and being; and Bach's engagement with music history and the legacy of his predecessors. Wider questions of C. P. E. Bach reception also play an important part in the book, which explores not only the interpretation of Bach's music in his time, but also its reception over the two centuries since his death.

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