The 16 essays collected here of two kinds: stylistic and historical inquiries, and studies of the original sources. The articles deal with the music and shed new light on the composer's life. Part 1 reconsiders Bach's historical position and assesses the cultural significance of his achievement; Parts 2, 3 and 4 draw upon the original sources to explore the compositional process, questions of authenticity and chronology, and controversial issues of performance practice.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Macmillan USA, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 28717813