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The New Bach Reader : A Life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents - Christoph Wolff

The New Bach Reader

A Life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents

Paperback Published: 17th October 1999
ISBN: 9780393319569
Number Of Pages: 608

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Through hundreds of letters, family papers, anecdotes, and records, the Bach Reader established a new approach to biography by offering original documents in impeccable translations. In The New Bach Reader, Christoph Wolff has incorporated numerous facsimiles and added many newly discovered items, reflecting the current state of scholarship about the composer's life and music. The readings in this volume provide an accurate and vivid picture of Bach's world and of his far-reaching influence.

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Preface to The New Bach Readerp. vii
Preface to the First Edition of The Bach Reader (1945)p. xi
Bibliographical Abbreviationsp. xiv
Conspectus of Parts I-VIIp. xv
Chronologyp. xli
Johann Sebastian Bach: A Portrait in Outlinep. 1
Bach's Life in His Own Writings and Other Documentsp. 29
Early Biographical Documents on Bachp. 279
Bach as Viewed by His Contemporariesp. 309
Bach in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Centuryp. 355
Forkel's Biography of Bach (1802/1820)p. 415
Bach in the Romantic Erap. 483
Money and Living Costs in Bach's Timep. 527
Bibliographyp. 531
Indexp. 533
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ISBN: 9780393319569
ISBN-10: 0393319563
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 17th October 1999
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1