Oxford Composer Companions: J.S. Bach (Oxford Composer Companion)

Oxford Composer Companions J S Bach Oxford Composer Companion This superb reference work on Johann Sebastian Bach is the first volume in a new species of Oxford Companion that will focus on major composers Illustrated with twenty four black and white plates thi

  • Title: Oxford Composer Companions: J.S. Bach (Oxford Composer Companion)
  • Author: JohnButt
  • ISBN: 9780198606208
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • This superb reference work on Johann Sebastian Bach is the first volume in a new species of Oxford Companion that will focus on major composers Illustrated with twenty four black and white plates, this volume boasts over a thousand alphabetically arranged entries that cover Bach s music, his life and times, scholarship on Bach, and the performance of his music Readers wThis superb reference work on Johann Sebastian Bach is the first volume in a new species of Oxford Companion that will focus on major composers Illustrated with twenty four black and white plates, this volume boasts over a thousand alphabetically arranged entries that cover Bach s music, his life and times, scholarship on Bach, and the performance of his music Readers will find entries on the various genres that Bach worked in including chorales, fantasia, sonata, concerto, missa , his many individual works such as St John s Passion, The Goldberg Variations, Brandenburg Concertos, Passacaglia, Well Tempered Clavier, The Christmas Oratorio, and The Art of Fugue , places important to his career such as Muhlhausen, Weimar, and Leipzig , and important contemporaries Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi, Telemann, among others There are also entries on instruments harpsichord, organ, clavier, and so on , Bach performance practice, stylistic influences on his work, and other biographical details The book concludes with a family tree, a chronology of Bach s life, a list of his works, and a glossary of terms Bach was one of the giants of classical music, a composer of astonishing powers of invention In The Oxford Composer Companion J.S Bach, music aficionados will have at their fingertips a treasure chest of information on this major figure.

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    1. JohnButt

      John Butt is Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow and musical director of Edinburgh s Dunedin Consort As an undergraduate at Cambridge University, he held the office of organ scholar at King s College Continuing as a graduate student working on the music of Bach he received his PhD in 1987 He was subsequently a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and a Fellow of Magdalene College Cambridge, joining the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1989 as University Organist and Professor of Music.In autumn 1997 he returned to Cambridge as a University Lecturer and Fellow of King s College, and in October 2001 he took up his current post at Glasgow.

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