Interpreting Bach S Well Tempered Clavier

Author: Ralph Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300038934
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This book sets forth the provocative theories of a musician who has been called the outstanding harpsichordist of this century. The late Ralph Kirkpatrick reveals here his approach to a deeper comprehension of music, showing how his methods are applied to the preludes and fugues of the Well-Tempered Clavier of J.S. Bach. This book is brilliant and important.-Clavier All keyboardists performing classical repertoire can greatly benefit from Kirkpatrick's scholarship, dry wit, and stubborn dedication.-Keyboard That Mr. Kirkpatrick's extraordinarily perceptive mind knew the subject matter thoroughly is beyond dispute...Valuable insights into the analysis, teaching and performance of all Western music, especially Bach's monumental Well-Tempered Clavier.-Arthur Lawrence, The American Organist We are fortunate to have this book by Ralph Kirkpatrick...From it we gain insight into the musical mind of one of the outstanding performers of our century.-The Music Review The real matter of the book is good old-fashioned musicianship.-Denis Arnold, London Review of Books

Bach S Well Tempered Clavier

Author: David Ledbetter
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300128987
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Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" (the 48 preludes and fugues) stands at the core of baroque keyboard music and has been a model and inspiration for performers and composers ever since it was written. This guide to the 96 pieces explains Bach's various purposes in compiling the music, describes the rich traditions on which he drew, and provides commentaries for each prelude and fugue. In his text, David Ledbetter addresses the focal points mentioned by Bach in his original 1722 title page. Drawing on Bach literature over the past 300 years, he explores German traditions of composition types and Bach's novel expansion of them; explains Bach's instruments and innovations in keyboard technique in the general context of early 18th-century developments; reviews instructive and theoretical literature relating to keyboard temperaments from 1680 to 1750; and discusses Bach's pedagogical intent when composing the "Well-Tempered Clavier". Ledbetter's commentaries on individual preludes and fugues should equip readers with the concepts necessary to make their own assessment and include information about the sources when details of notation, ornaments and fingerings have a bearing on performance.

Bach S Well Tempered Clavier

Author: Marjorie Wornell Engels
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078642544X
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Through a musical language involving symbols, numbers, and tonality, J.S. Bach created emotional dimension in the preludes and fugues of The Well-Tempered Clavier. This book explores the use of that musical language, revealing how Bach used harmonic design and melodic and rhythmic motivic formulas to adhere to the basic doctrine of the Theory of Affects--i.e., that one mood will govern one piece. The book examines the significance of key and the emotional dimension Bach discerned in each tonality; the symbolism of melodic and rhythmic motifs; and the symbolism of numbers. It considers the thematic and rhythmic links between a prelude and its companion fugue in each book, and between a prelude and fugue in Book One and those in the same key in Book Two. It also includes reference to other instrumental works by Bach in the same key and melodic patterns.

The Well Tempered Clavier

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486493717
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This edition of Volume I of Bach's highly influential keyboard work features Sir Donald Francis Tovey's classic analyses of 24 preludes and 24 fugues, including suggestions for performance. A scholarly reference by a world-famous musicologist and Bach expert, this legendary, long-out-of-print version also contains Harold Samuel's fingerings for all pieces.

The Well Tempered Clavier

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486311848
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All 48 preludes and fugues in all major and minor keys. Authoritative Bach-Gesellschaft edition. Explanation of ornaments in English, tempo indications, music corrections.

The Well Tempered Clavier Volume I

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457488207
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Edited by Carl Czerny, this collection of the 24 Preludes and Fugues of Johann Sebastian Bach's 1st Volume of the Well-Tempered Clavier features editorial dynamics, tempo indications, fingering and performance notes.

Preludes And Fugues

Author: Albert (CRT) Schweitzer
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
ISBN: 9780634050503
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(Organ Collection). These "critico-practical" editions by Charles-Marie Widor and Dr. Albert Schweitzer have been a mainstay of organ literature since their publication in 1912. The eight volumes are indexed by the type of composition and offer extensive observations, based on historical evidence and traditional performance, on topics such as registration, ornamentation, and phrasing. A fundamental component of the organist's library. Volume 1 Contents: Fantasie in C * Prelude and Fugue in C minor * Fugue in C minor * Allabreve in D * Toccata in Four Divisions in E * Fantasie in G * Prelude in G * Fantasie in G * Fugue in G * Fugue in G * Prelude and Fugue in G * Prelude and Fugue in G minor * Fantasie and Fugue in A minor * Prelude and Fugue in A minor * Prelude in A minor * Fantasia con Imitatione in B minor * Fugue in B minor.

The Art Of Fugue

Author: Joseph Kerman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520962591
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The more intimate fugues he wrote for keyboard are among the greatest, most influential, and best-loved works in all of Western music. They have long been the foundation of the keyboard repertory, played by beginning students and world-famous virtuosi alike. In a series of elegantly written essays, eminent musicologist Joseph Kerman discusses his favorite Bach keyboard fugues—some of them among the best-known fugues and others much less familiar. Kerman skillfully, at times playfully, reveals the inner workings of these pieces, linking the form of the fugues with their many different characters and expressive qualities, and illuminating what makes them particularly beautiful, powerful, and moving. These witty, insightful pieces, addressed to musical amateurs as well as to specialists and students, are beautifully augmented by performances made specially for this volume: Karen Rosenak, piano, playing two preludes and fugues fromTheWell-Tempered Clavier—C Major, book 1; and B Major, book 2--and Davitt Moroney playing the Fughetta in C Major, BWV 952, on clavichord; the Fugue on "Jesus Christus unser Heiland," BWV 689, on organ; and the Fantasy and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904, on harpsichord.