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Bach Against Modernity

Free Download Michael Marissen, "Bach Against Modernity"
English | ISBN: 0197669492 | 2023 | 200 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Many scholars and music lovers hold that J.S. Bach is a modern figure, as his music seems to speak directly to the aesthetic, spiritual, or emotional concerns of today’s listeners. But, by eighteenth-century standards, Bach and his music in fact reflected and forcefully promoted a premodern world and life view. In Bach against Modernity, author Michael Marissen offers a new look at Bach that considers problems of inattentiveness to historical considerations in academic and popular writing about Bach’s relation to the present. He also puts forward interpretive reassessments of key individual works by Bach and examines problems in modern comprehension of the partly archaic German texts that Bach set to music. Lastly, he explores Bach’s music in relation to premodern versus enlightened attitudes toward Jews and Judaism and enquires into the theological character of Bach’s secular instrumental music.


Johann Sebastian Bach His Work and Influence on the Music of Germany, 1685-1750 (Volume III) (Dover Books On Music Com

Free Download Philipp Spitta, "Johann Sebastian Bach: His Work and Influence on the Music of Germany, 1685-1750 (Volume III) (Dover Books On Music: Com"
English | ISBN: 0486274144 | 2015 | 432 pages | PDF | 52 MB
This monumental study of Johann Sebastian Bach ranks among the great classics of musicology. Since its first publication in 1873-80, it has remained the basic work on Bach and the foundation of later research and study. The three-part treatment describes in chronological sequence practically everything that is known of the composer’s life: his ancestry, his immediate family, his associations, his employers, and the countless occasions on which his musical genius emerged. Author Philipp Spitta accompanies this biographical material with quotations from primary sources: correspondence, family records, diaries, official documents, and more.


The Music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

Free Download The Music of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach By David Schulenberg
2010 | 341 Pages | ISBN: 1580463592 | PDF | 17 MB
The first book in nearly a century dedicated to a close examination of the musical works of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, first son of Johann Sebastian Bach.