Bach: The Goldberg Variations
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- Author: Peter Williams, University of Wales College of Cardiff
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Bach's spectacular Goldberg Variations represent a high point in the repertory of keyboard music, particularly for the harpsichord. This book takes a detailed look at how these variations originated, especially in relation to all Bach's ClavierÜbung volumes and late keyboard works, what their exceptionally intricate plan is, what kind of impact they have had, and how their mysterious beauty has been created. This guide to what was at the time the largest and most carefully conceived single work of keyboard music will appeal to students, performers and listeners.Read more
- A detailed guide to one of Bach's most popular keyboard works
- Written by one of the foremost Bach scholars (author of the Organ Music of J. S. Bach)
- Particularly valuable for performers
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"...this study explores not only music but its historical significance and reception, in prose that is clear, pithy, and to the point...Williams's latest book is a worthy addition to the Cambridge series." Notes
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- Date Published: January 2005
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511029165
- contains: 2 b/w illus. 23 music examples
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Background and genesis
2. Overall shape
3. The movements
4. Questions of reception
Appendix: the intended harpsichord.
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