ContentsOverviewJohann Sebastian Bach 1 1 18 18 22 24 24 27 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 32 33 34 36 36 42 42 43 43 45 45 46 47 47 54 55 55 Bach List of compositions by J. Der Himmel lacht! Erschallet, Trompeten! Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected throughout Europe during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century.
He is now generally regarded as one of the main composers of the Baroque style, and as one of the greatest composers of all time. He was the youngest child of Johann Ambrosius Bach, the director of the town musicians, and Maria Elisabeth Lmmerhirt. His father taught him to play violin and harpsichord. One uncle, Johann Christoph Bach , introduced him to the art of organ playing. Bach was proud of his family's musical achievements, and around he drafted a genealogy, "Origin of the musical Bach family".
The young Bach probably witnessed and assisted in the maintenance of the organ. He shows that Bach wasn't so much the isolated mystic as some other authors have portrayed him. He was in constant contact and good friends with some of the leading composers of the day such as Weiss, Hasse, Zelenka, Telemann, not to mention his famously lengthy visit with Dietrich Buxtehude. Unfortunately, on three separate occasions, Bach missed meeting Handel.
Long and short of it: buy this book and just enjoy reading it. It's lively and informative and really puts Bach life in perspective with his music. Read more. Newly transcribed and annotated, including historical and performance notes. Read more Customer Reviews 7 Good, clean edition Willard has done a more than adequate job with the arrangements of the lute suites in this collection.
The fingerings are, like many other editions, somewhat predictable, but nonetheless quite functional and reasonable. It goes without saying that advanced Bach for the classical guitar presupposes a reasonable level of familiarity with the idiom if one is to make full use of the scores. In that regard, this collection excels. A solid and professional edition.
A great edition for professional and student alike I have to say that what Jerry Willard did in publishing his edition of J. Bach's Complete Works was to not inflict upon the music his musical conception, through over-fingering or ornamentation. It is perfect for the professional guitarist who wants a very reliable transcription in the accepted "guitar keys", as well as a great study version for any student of the guitar.
Like his other publication of the Bach Inventions for the guitar by the same publisher, it is a diet staple both for me and my students. It is generally accepted that one must study these suites with a great teacher who has familiarity with the style, which Jerry Willard is! All this is possible if you own this edition. In the end, Willard leaves the choices to us.
Excellent book!! Great transcriptions at a great price! This is a great compilation! These transcriptions are very musical, given the limitations of transcribing for modern guitar from a 13 course baroque lute You may want to alter some of the fingering, but everyone except rank beginners do this as a matter of course. The one star review is harsh and unnecessary. Go for it! My s copy is well-loved and well marked up! Save your money I must first say that the only reason that I've given this book one star is because that's the lowest amount that I could give it and Bach's Lute Suites are in the book and the book didn't fall apart.
This book gives you no real performance notes, no true historical perspective of the music and how it should be interpreted, and the fingerings are adequate at best. As a teacher,and performer I can only recommend this book if the Frank Koonce Bach book is out of print or you can't afford something else. Shame on you Ariel Publ. It's just in a few cases that they realy need to be changed, and this is perfectly normal in a book that covers all of Bach's works for lute.
Concerning the musicall content, this is a very good edition. I also liked the "ottava bassa" indications on the basses. This way you get a clear picture of the original bassline, and anyone that has ever played this suites knows how important they are. Price is also very appealing. Editorial Review Product Description Two hundred and fifty years after his death, Johann Sebastian Bach remains one of the most compelling figures in the history of classical music. It is filled with details, ranging from the minor e. Bach was unappreciated, and "Few of Bach's works appeared in print during his lifetime.
What matters here is Bach's own plan for his life: although he chooses advanced schooling and an education over an apprenticeship, thereby keeping important doors open, he is, to a much greater degree than the three other kapellmeisters, a self-made man, one who set his sights high early on and is willing to work hard to achieve his goal.
This ethos grows out of the craftsman's approach and will inform that of the educated artist. Thomas' Lutheran Church obliged him to perform the teaching of a number of academic subjects e. Matthew Passion on 11 APril , the great period in which Bach concentrated on composing Lutheran church music comes to an end. The term 'Catholic mass' should be understood ecumenically Geck responds that "there may be musical standards that, once he established them, became a Rubicon he did not want to cross again.
Bach within the last hundred years, paints a man who wrote "J. Men like Geck, with long strings of letters after their names, rush to derail the abundant and irrefutable proofs that J. Some books, like this one are downright silly in proposing that a man who set to music more than five hundred deeply spiritual and Christ-centered cantata texts, did so while not believing a word of what he set.
To accept the Bach as a humanist would mean that on every Sunday except during Lent and on all the major Feast Days, from to , Bach's choirs sang a lie and he directed those lies.
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Bach never wrote words himself, or set to music words of anyone else who believed or espoused the Humanists mantra: That mankind's strength comes "from within. Thy name upon me Thou dost write, which puts the fear of death to flight! To the unbeliever, these words are suffocating and seem excessive. But further familiarization with the texts Bach chose, reveal other, innumerable instances of just what he believed.
Bach did not believe, as humanists would propose, that man is basically good. Bach did not believe that man can improve himself by merely being kind to others and by drawing upon some mysterious, self-contained strength. To confirm this, read the margin notes he wrote in his Calov Bible. The "New Bach Reader" contains all these notes with very clear explanations of them. Further, Geck's book indicates that Bach was a pietist. Bach set to music and wrote in his second wife's "Notenbuch," arias, recitatives, chorales and choruses that support the teachings of Martin Luther: That man's salvation comes only through the grace of God, as a gift.
It cannot be "earned" or "bought" as the Roman church had taught. He believed, as Luther did, "By Adam's fall, we sinned, all. Humanists believe doing good is what makes a person better. Luther ,St. Paul and Bach believed people are worms to start with and that once you had accepted Christ's gift of salvation, one would WANT to do "good" in order to serve their new Lord and his creation.
Geck apparently does not share or understand this, so he and others attempt to ignore or twist Bach's Orthodox Lutheran beliefs to suit the revisionist and humanist view of what the sermons and cantata texts in the Thomaskirche stated clearly. This is a long treatise on Bach's beliefs, but a full explanation is required to point out how misguided and uninformed Geck and the others are, when they minimize, debunk or distort Bach's beliefs and replace them with what most of "academe" thinks is a smarter and better-informed interpretation of them.
The book does reveal Geck's sometimes extravagant conjectures about known happenings in Bach's life, but I could not discover anything new and useful. Instead, I found a tiresome re-hashing of popular fable and baseless and untruthful revisions in what Forkel and Spitta wrote about when it came to the great Sebastian's beliefs. Michael Lonneke Round Hill, VA Some interesting content, annoyingly disturbing translation This book is a strange combination of some interesting content especially the part about the works; the biographical information is dry and gives no idea what kind of a person Bach was , and some very misguided choices in translation.
Aside from the occasional translation error, the translator seems not to realize that the "historical present", which is used in German, does not exist in English other than rarely. This gives, as another reviewer pointed out a sensation of cognitive dissonance. As I translator myself, I'm used to seeing this is French the language I work from , but when I read a French book using this, it is rarely as disturbing as it is here.
The translator should have normalized this into English, that is, using the past, but also should have normalized the disturbing shifts of time from the past to the present that occur on nearly every page. The biographical section is, as I mentioned, dry and static; you get no feeling that Bach ever ate a meal or went to the bathroom. It is fact after fact, date after date, written document after written document. The parts about the music itself are more interesting, but the overall feeling this book leaves is one of confusion.
The decision to separate Bach's life and work is curious; the two were intertwined especially because the author talks so little about Bach as a person, there's nothing else to hold up to the light. All in all, this is not a good book for someone wanting to understand Bach's life. Alas, in spite of the many books about Bach, not many of them do so. Others are also plagued by translation errors, or academic prose, and a real humanist biography of Bach is needed. Temporal schizophrenia? Other reviewers three at the time of writing have adequately addressed the scholarly content of this book, so I shall confine myself to a stylistic problem that none of them mentions.
Perhaps it didn't disturb them? It certainly did me; in fact, it drove me crazy. And that is if you will forgive me , that the author cannot make up his mind whether he spoke of Bach in the past or the present tense. For instance, on p. His classmate at the Ohrdruf lyceum, Georg Erdmann, released from school several weeks earlier, may have accompanied him. It would be interesting to know for sure; I looked at Amazon Germany's website, but Search Inside was not enabled. Sad to say, the mannerism also affects the analysis portion of the book, contaminating not only syntax but semantics.
Or is it the 19th? We have no easy way of telling. I personally find all this, as Caligula supposedly found Gemellus's cough, very irritating. The rating is a compromise between five stars for content and two for style. If you're a music student, this review probably won't -- and shouldn't -- affect your purchasing decision; but if you read merely for pleasure, you may want to take note.
A Biography and A Musical Analysis It's strange that with someone as famous as Bach that we really know very little about his personal life.
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In this book Martin Geck has written as much as we know, and has had to expand that with some of the generally accepted rumors. He has done a very good job in this area. That takes about a third of this book. The other two thirds of the book is on Bach's music. In this area, the book is absolutely supurb. Geck has been a professor of musicology at Dormund University. He has written about the other German major composers and now has produced this masterpiece on Bach. He covers every aspect of Bach's music from technique, to the impact on the listener. Surprisingly his analysis is not too technical so the average enthusiast can understant what he is saying.
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The last section of the book is called Horizons, and while fairly short 30 pages or so he offers some opinions on Back's art, theology, symbolism and other aspects of his work that are seldom covered. Editorial Review Product Description A brief biography of the prolific eighteenth-century composer and organist who created some of the world's greatest instrumental and religious music. Read more Customer Reviews 3 Funny, short, packed with info I was surprised at first by how small this book was both in size and number of pages , but it's funny and actually contains quite a bit of information for a young child.
My 5 year old likes it and retained a good many little biographical information after just the first reading. Great read for elementary level students. The silly illustrations along with actual images make Bach's history understandable and interesting to the very young. Now we're all listening to the Brandenberg Concertos! Great Books All of the Venezia books are really great.
They are funny yet informative and really help children to learn about Artists and Composers. Bach offers both traditional and new perspectives on the life and work of the man who is arguably the central figure in the Western musical tradition. It appears at a time when, because of the fall of the Iron Curtain, extraordinary new discoveries are being made about Bach and his family at an increasing rate - thus this book is able to incorporate important information and images not available even in the recent anniversary year of After making the case for the universality of Bach's art as an epitome of Western civilization, The Worlds of J.
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Similar ebooks. This diversified collection guides students to develop stylistic performances of Bach's keyboard works. Among the 27 selections are numerous menuets, "short" preludes and suite movements. The introductory material contains an excellent discussion of ornamentation, rhythm, articulation, tempo and dynamics in the keyboard music of this master composer. John Williams. Entertainment are proud to present easy piano arrangements from the eight epic films together in one collectible volume. By popular request, "Leaving Hogwarts" from The Sorcerer's Stone appears in this collection for the first time.
It's a perfect gift for pianists of all ages who love the music of Harry Potter. This famous prelude from the Well-Tempered Clavier makes an excellent introduction to the works of J. This edition features editorial suggestions. New Super Mario Bros.