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The Resource Bach and the meanings of counterpoint, David Yearsley

Bach and the meanings of counterpoint, David Yearsley

Label
Bach and the meanings of counterpoint
Title
Bach and the meanings of counterpoint
Statement of responsibility
David Yearsley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Bach's Germany musical counterpoint was an art involving much more than the sophisticated use of advanced compositional technique. A range of theological, cultural, social and political meanings attached themselves to the use of complex procedures such as canon and double counterpoint. This book explores the significance of Bach's counterpoint in a range of interrelated contexts: its use as a means of reflecting on death; its parallels with alchemy; its vexed status in the galant music culture of the first half of the eighteenth century; its value as a representation of political power; and its central importance in the creation of Bach's image in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Touching on a wide array of contemporary literary, philosophical, critical and musical texts, the book includes new readings of many of Bach's late works in order to reevaluate the status and meaning of counterpoint in Bach's music and legacy."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yearsley, David Gaynor
Dewey number
781.2/86/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B13
LC item number
Y4 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in music history and criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Counterpoint
Label
Bach and the meanings of counterpoint, David Yearsley
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vor deinen Thron tret ich and the art of dying -- The alchemy of Bach's canons -- Bach's taste for pork or canary -- The autocratic regimes of A musical offering -- Bach the machine -- Physiognomies of Bach's counterpoint
Control code
ocm48221418
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521803465
Lccn
2001052620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48221418
Label
Bach and the meanings of counterpoint, David Yearsley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Vor deinen Thron tret ich and the art of dying -- The alchemy of Bach's canons -- Bach's taste for pork or canary -- The autocratic regimes of A musical offering -- Bach the machine -- Physiognomies of Bach's counterpoint
Control code
ocm48221418
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521803465
Lccn
2001052620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48221418

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