J. S. Bach as Organist

J. S. Bach as Organist

His Instruments, Music, and Performance Practices
Distribution: World
Publication date: 05/22/2000
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21386-0
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A Selection of the Performing Arts Book Club

... a valuable book of scholarly yet highly readable studies... every organist and anyone interested in the music of J. S. Bach should have it." —Early Keyboard Journal

... a very perceptive and informative guide... " —Early Music

... this book is a must." —The American Organist

... invaluable and entertaining... " —American Music Teacher

... among the most important and accomplished studies on eighteenth-century performance. Its comprehensiveness, clarity, and scholarship make it indispensable." —Performance Practice Review

In J. S. Bach as Organist, specialists from six countries explore Bach’s relationship to his favorite instrument during all periods of his career. J. S. Bach as Organist is a book for scholars, performers, and students. Authoritative and wide-ranging.

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Table of Contents


*The Instruments Used by Bach
Ulrich Dähnert, "Organs Played and Tested by J. S. Bach"
Hartmut Haupt, "Bach Organs in Thuringia"
Harald Vogel, "North German Organ Building of the Late Seventeenth Century: Registration and Tuning"
John Brombaugh, "Bach's Influence on Late Twentieth-Century Armerican Organ Building"
Marie-Claire Alain, "Why an Acquaintance with Early Organs Is Essential for Playing Bach"

*Bach's Organ Music
Christoph Wolff, "Johann Adam Reinken and Johann Sebastian Bach: On the Context of Bach's Early Works"
Ernest May, "The Types, Uses, and Historical Position of Bach's Organ Chorales"
Werner Breig, "The 'Great Eighteen' Chorales: Bach's Revisional Process and the Genesis of the Work"
Christoph Wolff, "Bach's Personal Copy of the Schübler Chorales"
George Stauffer, "Fugue Types in Bach's Free Organ Works"
Friedhelm Krummacher, "Bach's Free Organ Works and the Stylus Phantasticus"
Laurence Dreyfus, "The Metaphorical Soloist: Concerted Organ Parts in Bach's Cantatas"

*Matters of Performance Practice
George Stauffer, "Bach's Organ Registration Reconsidered"
Robert L. Marshall, "Organ or 'Klavier'? Instrumental Prescriptions in the Sources of Bach's Keyboard Works"
Luigi Ferninando Tagliavini, "Bach's Organ Transcription of Vivaldi's 'Grosso Mogul'"
Victoria Horn, "French Influence in Bach's Organ Works"
Peter Williams, "The Snares and Delusions of Notation: Bach's Early Organ Works"

Calendar of Events in Bach's Life as Organist