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Interpreting Bach at the keyboard

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The ever-increasing number of performances of Bach music is a sign of its enduring vitality. Yet there exists a diversity of interpretation of a magnitude that probably applies to no other composer. Assessing the varying merits of these interpretational approaches and getting to grips with the sources and documents on which they are based can be extremely difficult for a modern performer.;Paul Badura-Skoda, who has been studying and performing Bach's keyboard music for more than 40 years, here presents a host of insights drawn from his knowledge of the sources and of the problems of interpretation. He looks in detail at the various aspects of Bach's music, providing chapters on rhythm, tempo, articulation, and dynamics. He also examines the instruments for which Bach's music was intended, and discusses interpretational issues arising from this, as well as problems of sonority.;The second part of the book is devoted to a comprehensive discussion of ornamentation with a detailed examination of each of the signs and symbols used by Bach. This discussion is prompted not only by its central importance to baroque music in general, but also because the author believes so much of Bach's ornamentation in current performance practice is monotonous and fails to correspond to the baroque style at all.

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Author(s):
Paul Badura-Skoda
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198161557
ISBN-13:
9780198161554
Publisher:
Clarendon

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The ever-increasing number of performances of Bach music is a sign of its enduring vitality. Yet there exists a diversity of interpretation of a magnitude that probably applies to no other composer. Assessing the varying merits of these interpretational approaches and getting to grips with the sources and documents on which they are based can be extremely difficult for a modern performer.;Paul Badura-Skoda, who has been studying and performing Bach's keyboard music for more than 40 years, here presents a host of insights drawn from his knowledge of the sources and of the problems of interpretation. He looks in detail at the various aspects of Bach's music, providing chapters on rhythm, tempo, articulation, and dynamics. He also examines the instruments for which Bach's music was intended, and discusses interpretational issues arising from this, as well as problems of sonority.;The second part of the book is devoted to a comprehensive discussion of ornamentation with a detailed examination of each of the signs and symbols used by Bach. This discussion is prompted not only by its central importance to baroque music in general, but also because the author believes so much of Bach's ornamentation in current performance practice is monotonous and fails to correspond to the baroque style at all.

Book in good condition

Author(s):
Paul Badura-Skoda
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198161557
ISBN-13:
9780198161554
Publisher:
Clarendon

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