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: 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.

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: 0486493709
Size: 73.77 MB
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A monument in the history of Western music, The Well-Tempered Clavier represents not only the culmination of J. S. Bach's own maturation process but also the impetus for the emerging style and structure of modern keyboard music. Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were influenced by its polyphonic richness and depth of harmony, and Schumann counseled young musicians to "make The Well-Tempered Clavier your daily bread." Modern pianists can follow Schumann's advice with this new edition of an authoritative and long-out-of-print score that offers illuminating perspectives from a pair of eminent musical interpreters. Book II of this two-volume set features Sir Donald Francis Tovey's analyses of 24 preludes and fugues, including suggestions for performance. In addition to commentaries by Tovey, a lauded Bach scholar and world-famous musicologist, the pieces are complemented by fingerings devised by Harold Samuel, a major Bach interpreter. Students, teachers, and professionals will appreciate this finely engraved and modestly priced version of Bach's enduring works.

Interpreting Bach At The Keyboard

Author: Paul Badura-Skoda
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198165767
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Paul Badura-Skoda has been studying and performing Bach's keyboard music for more than 40 years. In this volume he presents a host of valuable new insights drawn from his deep knowledge of the sources and the problems of interpretation.

Well Tempered Clavier Book 1

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: G Schirmer, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781617740794
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Contents: Prelude and Fugue in A * Prelude and Fugue in A Minor * Prelude and Fugue in A Flat * Prelude and Fugue in B Minor * Prelude and Fugue in B Flat * Prelude and Fugue in B Flat Minor * Prelude and Fugue in B * Prelude and Fugue in C * Prelude and Fugue in C Minor * Prelude and Fugue in C# * Prelude and Fugue in C# Minor * Prelude and Fugue in D Minor * Prelude and Fugue in D * Prelude and Fugue in D# Minor * Prelude and Fugue in E Flat * Prelude and Fugue in E Minor * Prelude and Fugue in E * Prelude and Fugue in F * Prelude and Fugue in F Minor * Prelude and Fugue in F# * Prelude and Fugue in F# Minor * Prelude and Fugue in G * Prelude and Fugue in G Minor * Prelude and Fugue in G# Minor.

The Well Tempered Clavier Volume I

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457418280
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A most impressive 220-page edition of the first volume of "The Well-Tempered Clavier," these 24 preludes and 24 fugues were painstakingly researched over a period of 10 years, using the most important original manuscript sources. Baroque scholar Willard A. Palmer's thorough introduction discusses fugal construction, articulation and other aspects of performance interpretation. Volume I of "The Well-Tempered Clavier" has been updated with a new "look" to match Volume II. This essential masterpiece is a "must-have" for all pianists.

The Well Tempered Clavier Volume Ii

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457411175
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Edited by Baroque scholar Judith Schneider, with expert fingering suggestions by Stuttgart Professor Maria Sofianska, the long-awaited Volume II of Bach's essential masterpiece contains extensive research and insight into Baroque music. Painstakingly compared with the most important autograph and manuscript sources, this comprehensive edition includes thorough analysis of written and improvised ornamentation, a discussion of period keyboard instruments, insight into pedaling, touch, tempo and rhythm issues, as well as a discussion of preludes and fugues.