Princeton University Library Catalog

Bach and tuning / Johnny Reinhard.

Author:
Reinhard, Johnny [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016]
Description:
297 pages ; 21 cm.
Series:
Sources and studies in music history from antiquity to the present ; v. 47
Summary note:
This book is strictly concerned with the identification of a historically accurate tuning paradigm that applies to the great majority of Johann Sebastian Bach's music. Once Bach has his personal tuning aesthetic acknowledged, a new dimension of meaning is invoked in performance through the intended interplay of diverse musical intervals. This new narrative lays bare Bach's mental calculations regarding his idealized intonation. Bach, the true chromatic composer of the Baroque, was the scion of a great music family. Likewise, Andreas Werckmeister was the bright star in a neighboring musical family, only a generation earlier. The book connects the valuable tuning contribution made by Werckmeister to Bach's musical masterpieces.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Images -- Family tree -- Charts -- Foreword -- Johann Gottfried Walther -- Dieterich Buxtehude -- Andreas Werckmeister -- Baroque fine tuning -- Bach cities -- Thuringian aesthetic of irregularity -- Notation -- Johann Philipp Kirnberger -- Refreshed perspectives -- Appendix I: Elizabeth Hehr translation of Werckmeister's Musicalische Temperatur (1691) -- Appendix II: Compact disc Early liner notes (PITCH 200202) -- Appendix III: Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9783631672051
  • 3631672055
LCCN:
2016022416
OCLC:
949922891
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