Bach's Works for Solo Violin
Style, Structure, Performance
By (author) Joel Lester
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Bach's Works for Solo Violin by Joel Lester
Book DescriptionThis book combines a performance guide for violinists, an analytical study, an exploration of Bach's style, and an investigation of musical form and continuity. J.S. Bach's three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin have been mainstays of the violin concert repertoire since the mid-nineteenth century; their long performance history, evidenced in recordings as well as in editions, offers an opportunity to study the ways in which notions of Baroque style have evolved. Central to the book is the question what type of analysis is best applied to Bach's music: wherever possible, Lester draws his analytical tools from eighteenth-century techniques, developed for this repertoire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195120974
(241mm x 163mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Joel Lester
Bach's Works for Solo Violin, Paperback (November 2003)
J.S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin have been central to the violin repertoire since the mid-18th century. This introduction to these works explores their place within Bach's music, focusing on their structural and stylistic features as they have been perceived since their creation.
Compositional Theory in the Eighteenth Century, Paperback (April 1994)
This text provides an account of the theory behind Baroque and Classical music by composers ranging from Bach to Beethoven. Topics covered include: the influence of Zarlino; Rameau's harmonic theories; Niedt and Heinichen's presentation of thoroughbass; and Mattheson's views on harmonic structure.
Analytic Approaches to Twentieth Century Music, Hardback (May 1989)» View all books by Joel Lester
Designed to introduce the reader to a variety of analytic techniques applicable to music of our century, this valuable new book is written in a straightforward, clear style and includes abundant music examples, practical exercises, and reinforcing overviews.
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Author Biography - Joel Lester
Joel Lester is the Dean of the Mannes College of Music. He has been active in many areas of music education, scholarship, and performance for three decades. The author of several books, he is a former editor of Music Theory Spectrum.
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