Bach's Well-tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, 2002 - MUSIC - 414 pages
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This is a comprehensive treatment of the most consequential work of art ever to be executed in Russia - the equestrian monument to Peter the Great, or The Bronze Horseman, as it has come to be known since it appeared in Alexander Pushkin's poem bearing that title. Schenker deals with the cultural setting that prepared the ground for the monument and provides life stories of those who were involved in its creation: the sculptors Etienne-Maurice Falconet and Marie-Anne Collot, the engineer Marin Carburi, the diplomat Dmitry Golitsyn and Catherine's commissar for culture, Ivan Betskoi. He also touches upon the extraordinary resonance of the monument in Russian culture, which, since the unveiling in 1782, has become the icon of St. Petersburg and has alimented the so-called St. Petersburg theme in Russian letters, familiar from the works of such writers as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Gogol and Bely.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Concepts
11
4 Fugues
72
5 All the Tones and Semitones
104
6 Bach as Teacher
126
Commentaries
141
Appendix A
333
Appendix B
343
Notes
344
Glossary
370
Bibliography
374
Index
399
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