9780691027074-0691027072-Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach

Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach

ISBN-13: 9780691027074
ISBN-10: 0691027072
Edition: 3rd ed.
Author: Neumann, Frederick
Publication date: 1983
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 631 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691027074
ISBN-10: 0691027072
Edition: 3rd ed.
Author: Neumann, Frederick
Publication date: 1983
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 631 pages

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Acknowledged authors Neumann, Frederick wrote Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach comprising 631 pages back in 1983. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691027072 and 9780691027074. Since then Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 9.01 or rent at the marketplace.

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Ornaments play an enormous role in the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and ambiguities in their notation (as well as their frequent omission in the score) have left doubt as to how composers intended them to be interpreted. Frederick Neumann, himself a violinist and conductor, questions the validity of the rigid principles applied to their performance. In this controversial work, available for the first time in paperback, he argues that strict constraints are inconsistent with the freedom enjoyed by musicians of the period.


The author takes an entirely new look at ornamentation, and particularly that of J. S. Bach. He draws on extensive research in England, France, Germany, Italy, and the United States to show that prevailing interpretations are based on inadequate evidence. These restrictive interpretations have been far-reaching in their effect on style. By questioning them, this work continues to stimulate a reorientation in our understandiing of Baroque and post-Baroque music.

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