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The Resource Bach and the patterns of invention, Laurence Dreyfus

Bach and the patterns of invention, Laurence Dreyfus

Label
Bach and the patterns of invention
Title
Bach and the patterns of invention
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Dreyfus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this major new interpretation of the music of J.S. Bach, we gain a striking picture of the composer as a unique critic of his age. By reading Bach's music "against the grain" of contemporaries such as Vivaldi and Telemann, Laurence Dreyfus explains how Bach's approach to musical invention in a variety of genres posed a fundamental challenge to Baroque aesthetics
  • "Invention"--The word Bach and his contemporaries used for the musical idea that is behind or that generates a composition - emerges as an invaluable key in Dreyfus's analysis. Looking at important pieces in a range of genres, including concertos, sonatas, fugues, and vocal works, he focuses on the fascinating construction of the invention, the core musical subject, and then shows how Bach disposes, elaborates, and decorates it in structuring his composition. Bach and the Patterns of Invention brings us fresh understanding of Bach's working methods, and how they differed from those of the other leading composers of his day. We also learn here about Bach's unusual appropriations of French and Italian styles - and about the elevation of various genres far above their conventional status
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dreyfus, Laurence
Dewey number
  • 780/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B1
LC item number
D63 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composition (Music)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
Label
Bach and the patterns of invention, Laurence Dreyfus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-260) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is an invention? -- Composing against the grain -- The ideal ritornello -- The status of a genre -- Matters of kind -- Figments of the organicist imagination -- On Bach's style -- Bach as critic of Enlightenment
Control code
35084482
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780674060050
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96032275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Label
Bach and the patterns of invention, Laurence Dreyfus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-260) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is an invention? -- Composing against the grain -- The ideal ritornello -- The status of a genre -- Matters of kind -- Figments of the organicist imagination -- On Bach's style -- Bach as critic of Enlightenment
Control code
35084482
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780674060050
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96032275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music

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