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Author Pirro, André, 1869-1943, author.

Title The aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach / André Pirro ; translated by Joe Armstrong.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Bach,J PIR    Available
Description ix, 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Translation of: Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach. Paris : Fischbacher, 1907.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Direction of motifs -- Formation of motifs -- Rhythmic formation of motifs -- Simultaneous melodies -- Commentary from the instrumental accompaniment -- Orchestration -- Interpretation of the text -- The principal forms of composition in Bach's vocal music -- Compositions joined, successively, to texts of different natures -- Expression in Bach's instrumental music -- Bach and early music ; Bach and foreign music -- Johann Sebastian Bach, German cantor.
Summary "Pirro's work is based primarily on an examination of the close relationships between language and music in Bach's vocal works and provides us with an extensive and well-researched "lexicon" of the expressive resources of Bach and his contemporaries. Pirro's study thus serves as a still sound basis for understanding and interpreting Bach's instrumental works"--Provided by publisher.
Language Translated from the French.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Added Author Armstrong, Joe, 1944- translator.
Added Title Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach. English
ISBN 9781442232907 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1442232900 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781442232914 (ebook)
1442232919 (ebook)

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