The World of the Bach Cantatas: Early Selected Cantatas

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Such questions concern the role of the cantatas in Bach's compositional development, musical models for the works, and performance practice during the composer's lifetime. In this book, Bach scholars place the works in their historical and biographical context, guiding the reader through their literary, musical, aesthetic and theological features. This volume--the first of three which complement a recording project by the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and incorporating the complete Bach cantatas--covers the sacred cantatas he wrote during the first 28 years of his life, before his move to Leipzig in 1723.

Author: Christoph Wolff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/01/1997
Pages: 244
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.99lbs
Size: 9.74h x 6.75w x 0.53d
ISBN13: 9780393336740
ISBN10: 0393336743
BISAC Categories:
- Music | Individual Composer & Musician
- Music | Genres & Styles | Classical
- Music | Instruction & Study | Voice