The Organs of J.S. Bach: A Handbook [1st Edition]0252036840, 9780252036842

Author : Christoph Wolff, Markus Zepf, Lynn Edwards Butler
Description:The Organs of J. S. Bach is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the organs encountered by Bach throughout Germany in his roles as organist, concert artist, examiner, teacher, and visitor. Newly revised and updated, the book's entries are listed alphabetically by geographical location, from Arnstadt to Zschortau, providing an easy-to-reference overview.Includes detailed organ-specific information:high-quality color photographseach instrument's history, its connection to Bach, and its disposition as Bach would have known itarchitectural histories of the churches housing the instrumentsidentification of church organistsLynn Edwards Butler's graceful translation of Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf's volume incorporates new research and many corrections and updates to the original German edition. Bibliographical references are updated to include English-language sources, and the translation includes an expanded essay by Christoph Wolff on Bach as organist, organ composer, and organ expert.The volume includes maps, a timeline of organ-related events, transcriptions of Bach's organ reports, a guide to examining organs attributed to Saxony's most famous organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, and biographical information on organ builders.Publication of this volume is supported by the American Bach Society.
Categories: Art Music
Year :2012
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 242
File Info : pdf 10 Mb