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Author Williams, Peter, 1937 May 14-2016.

Title Bach, the Goldberg variations / Peter Williams.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2001]


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Description 1 online resource (vi, 112 pages) : music.
Series Cambridge music handbooks
Cambridge music handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109) and index.
Contents Background and genesis -- Overall shape -- The movements -- Questions of reception.
Summary Many listeners and players are fascinated by Bach's Goldberg Variations. In this wideranging and searching study, Professor Williams, one of the leading Bach scholars of our time, helps them probe its depths and understand its uniqueness. He considers the work's historical origins, especially in relation to all Bach's Clavierübung volumes and late keyboard works, its musical agenda and its formal shape, and discusses significant performance issues. In the course of the book he poses a number of key questions. Why should such a work be written? Does the work have both a conceptual and a perceptual shape? What other music is likely to have influenced the Goldberg and to what extent is it trying to be encyclopedic? What is the canonic vocabulary? How have contemporaries or musicians from Beethoven to the present day seen this work and, above all, how has its mysterious beauty been created?--Publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Goldberg-Variationen.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. (OCoLC)fst00031701
Goldberg-Variationen (Bach, Johann Sebastian) (OCoLC)fst01359262
MUSIC -- Musical Instruments -- Piano & Keyboard.
Indexed Term Humaniora Musik.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Title Goldberg variations
Other Form: Print version: Williams, Peter F. Bach, the Goldberg variations. Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2001 0521807352 (DLC) 2001025616 (OCoLC)46456360
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