These paperback editions makes Peter Williams's influential scholarship available to a wider field of readers, including those with an interest in the ever-expanding discussions of original instrumentation and its implications for modern performance. Professor Williams examines Bach's organ works piece-by-piece, reconstructing for the present-day performer and listener the original context of the work. Form and style are analysed, with abundant musical examples and frequent allusions to the views of other commentators. Each volume contains a preface, calendar, lists of musical sources and references, and an index.
Taking account of Bach scholarship of the past twenty-five years, Peter Williams's classic study of Bach's organ works is fully revised. It provides a piece-by-piece commentary on this ever-popular repertoire, demonstrating the music's unique qualities and how we might hear and play it today. The book follows the order of the Bach catalog (BWV), beginning with the sonatas, followed by the "free works" and the chorales, and ending with the doubtful works, including the "newly discovered chorales" of 1985.About the Author:
Peter Williams (1937-2016) was an internationally renowned Bach scholar and performer. He held the first Chair in Performance Practice in Britain at the University of Edinburgh, where he was Director of the Russell Collection of Harpsichords and latterly Dean of Music. He was also the first Arts and Sciences Distinguished Chair at Duke University, North Carolina. He was the author of many books, including Bach, Handel, Scarlatti 1685-1985 (Cambridge, 1985), The Life of Bach (Cambridge, 2003) and J. S. Bach: A Life in Music (Cambridge, 2007).
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110521217237
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0521217237 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0274017
Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0521217237