9780198165767-0198165765-Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard (Clarendon Paperbacks)

Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard (Clarendon Paperbacks)

ISBN-13: 9780198165767
ISBN-10: 0198165765
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Badura-Skoda, Paul
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Format: Paperback 592 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198165767
ISBN-10: 0198165765
Edition: Revised ed.
Author: Badura-Skoda, Paul
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Format: Paperback 592 pages

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Acknowledged authors Badura-Skoda, Paul wrote Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard (Clarendon Paperbacks) comprising 592 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198165765 and 9780198165767. Since then Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard (Clarendon Paperbacks) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The ever-increasing number of performances of Bach's music is a sign of its enduring vitality. But perhaps no other composer is subject to such a wide diversity of interpretation--assessing the merits of these many interpretations and unravelling the sources and documents on which they are based can be extremely difficult for the modern performer. In this important book, Paul Badura-Skoda draws on forty years of studying and performing Bach to present startling new insights into many different aspects of Bach's music. He looks at rhythm, tempo, articulation, and dynamics; examines the instruments for which Bach's music was intended, and considers problems of sonority. He then discusses ornamentation in depth, analyzing each of the signs and symbols used by Bach, and argues that much of Bach's ornamentation in current performance is monotonous and fails to reflect the actual Baroque style. Sometimes contentious, always stimulating, Badura-Skoda's book conveys a passion for an informed interpretation of Bach's music based on a recognition and respect for Bach's actual intentions. Copiously illustrated with musical examples, the book will take its place as a standard work for all students and performers of Bach's ever-popular keyboard music.

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