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By Matthew Dirst

greater than the other a part of Bach's output, his keyboard works conveyed the essence of his inimitable artwork to generations of admirers. the numerous responses to this repertory - in scholarly and well known writing, public lectures, musical composition and transcription, performances and versions - ensured its position within the canon and broadened its creator's charm. The early reception of Bach's keyboard tune additionally maintains to impact how we comprehend and price it, even though we hardly realize that ancient continuity. right here, Matthew Dirst investigates how Bach's tune intersects with cultural, social and track heritage, targeting a repertory that's frequently overshadowed in scholarly and well known literature on Bach reception. geared up round the best principles generated via Bach's keyboard works from his personal day to the center of the 19th century, this learn exhibits how Bach's awesome and long-lasting legacy took form amid severe adjustments in eu musical idea and practice.

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