The Resource Bach's Well-tempered clavier : the 48 preludes and fugues, David Ledbetter

Bach's Well-tempered clavier : the 48 preludes and fugues, David Ledbetter

Label
Bach's Well-tempered clavier : the 48 preludes and fugues
Title
Bach's Well-tempered clavier
Title remainder
the 48 preludes and fugues
Statement of responsibility
David Ledbetter
Title variation
48 preludes and fugues
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" (the 48 preludes and fugues) stands at the core of baroque keyboard music and has been a model and inspiration for performers and composers ever since it was written. This guide to the 96 pieces explains Bach's various purposes in compiling the music, describes the rich traditions on which he drew, and provides commentaries for each prelude and fugue. In his text, David Ledbetter addresses the focal points mentioned by Bach in his original 1722 title page. Drawing on Bach literature over the past 300 years, he explores German traditions of composition types and Bach's novel expansion of them; explains Bach's instruments and innovations in keyboard technique in the general context of early 18th-century developments; reviews instructive and theoretical literature relating to keyboard temperaments from 1680 to 1750; and discusses Bach's pedagogical intent when composing the "Well-Tempered Clavier". Ledbetter's commentaries on individual preludes and fugues should equip readers with the concepts necessary to make their own assessment and include information about the sources when details of notation, ornaments and fingerings have a bearing on performance
Cataloging source
SFB
Dewey number
786/.1872
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
MT145.B14
LC item number
L43 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Bach's Well-tempered clavier : the 48 preludes and fugues, David Ledbetter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. The 1722 title page ; Genesis and sources -- Part one : Concepts -- Clavier. Clavier ; Harpsichord ; Clavichord ; Spinet ; Organ ; Lautenwerk ; Pianoforte -- Well-tempered. The background to Bach's tunings ; Bach and tuning to 1722 ; Bach and tuning to c. 1740 -- Preludes. The prelude and fugue as a genre ; Book I (Prelude traditions; The traditional sectional praeludium; Figuration preludes; The invention principle; Sonata, dance and ritornello principles; Other types) ; Book II (Types in common with Book I; Newer types) -- Fugues. Definition ; The theoretical background ; Bach and the term fugue ; Rhetoric ; Expression and character ; Stile antico ; Types of invertible counterpoint ; Genera of counterpoint ; Verset fugues ; Partimenti ; The concerto principle -- All the tones and semitones. Circles and labyrinths ; Key integreity ; Ut Re Mi ; Solmisation and the heavenly harmony -- Bach as a teacher. Bach's educational tradition ; Bach's teaching programme ; Keyboard technique ; Composition -- Part Two : Commentaries -- Book I -- Book II -- Appendix A : examples 7.30, 8.9, 8.21 -- Appendix B ; The problem of temperament
Control code
ocn243607545
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 414 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300128987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt110gc7
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24278191
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)243607545
  • pebcs0300128983

Library Locations

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