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Bach: A Musical Biography

Bach: A Musical Biography

Bach: A Musical Biography
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Bach: A Musical Biography

by WILLIAMS, Peter

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9781107139251
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Cambridge U P, 2016. ~Stamped "Damaged" to reverse title page but no apparent flaw. ~Robust packaging. Overseas tracking available on request.. 1st edition. Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. xv, 704pp. 17.5 x 25cm. With dustwrapper. Binding sound, text unmarked.

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Many listeners and players are fascinated by Bach's Goldberg Variations. In this wideranging and searching study, Professor Williams, one of the leading Bach scholars of our time, helps them probe its depths and understand its uniqueness. He considers the work's historical origins, especially in relation to all Bach's Clavier¸bung volumes and late keyboard works, its musical agenda and its formal shape, and discusses significant performance issues. In the course of the book he poses a number of key questions. Why should such a work be written? Does the work have both a conceptual and a perceptual shape? What other music is likely to have influenced the Goldberg and to what extent is it trying to be encyclopedic? What is the canonic vocabulary? How have contemporaries or musicians from Beethoven to the present day seen this work and, above all, how has its mysterious beauty been created?

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Title
Bach: A Musical Biography
Author
WILLIAMS, Peter
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fine
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Near Fine
Edition
1st edition
ISBN 10
1107139252
ISBN 13
9781107139251
Publisher
Cambridge U P
Date Published
2016
Size
xv, 704pp. 17.5 x 25cm. With dus

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