The life of Bach

Peter Williams

Bach, like Shakespeare, is known largely by his works, exceptional in quantity as well as quality, and only a few original documents convey any idea of his life and character. Peter Williams's 2003 look at Bach's biography asks many questions about the so-called evidence. What was he like as a young man, as a father, as an ageing church servant? What were his preoccupations? What music did he know and how did he compose and perform such an amazing amount of music? Was he a disappointed man? Reading the available documentation critically, especially from the viewpoint of a performer, and going back to the first substantial 'biography' of Bach, namely his Obituary, Williams suggests new interpretations of the composer's life and his work. In addition, he asks if our understanding of Bach has been hindered by the unremitting deference displayed towards him since his death.

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Bach, like Shakespeare, is known largely by his works, exceptional in quantity as well as quality, and only a few original documents convey any idea of his life and character. Peter Williams's 2003 look at Bach's biography asks many questions about the so-called evidence. What was he like as a young man, as a father, as an ageing church servant? What were his preoccupations? What music did he know and how did he compose and perform such an amazing amount of music? Was he a disappointed man? Reading the available documentation critically, especially from the viewpoint of a performer, and going back to the first substantial 'biography' of Bach, namely his Obituary, Williams suggests new interpretations of the composer's life and his work. In addition, he asks if our understanding of Bach has been hindered by the unremitting deference displayed towards him since his death.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Early years 1685-1703
  • 2. First appointments 1703-8
  • 3. Weimar 1708-17
  • 4. Cothen 1717-23
  • 5. Leipzig, the first decade
  • 6. Leipzig, the second decade
  • 7. Leipzig, the final years and the first personal descriptions
  • Appendix 1. A sample hypothesis
  • Appendix 2. Some terms
  • References
  • BWV Index
  • Name index.

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[目次]

  • Introduction
  • 1. Early years 1685-1703
  • 2. First appointments 1703-8
  • 3. Weimar 1708-17
  • 4. Cothen 1717-23
  • 5. Leipzig, the first decade
  • 6. Leipzig, the second decade
  • 7. Leipzig, the final years and the first personal descriptions
  • Appendix 1. A sample hypothesis
  • Appendix 2. Some terms
  • References
  • BWV Index
  • Name index.

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この本の情報

書名 The life of Bach
著作者等 Williams, Peter F
Williams Peter
シリーズ名 Musical lives
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 viii, 219 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521826365
9780521533744
NCID BA67252637
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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