Bach's Well-tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues (Google eBook)
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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advanced keys Altnickol Ariadne Musica Art of Fugue Bach’s bars bass C.P.E. Bach cadence cantus Chapter character chorale chords chromatic clavichord Clavier-Büchlein concerto contrapuntal copy countersubject Couperin’s crotchets D major D minor dissonance Dok.III dominant Dürr early version elements entry equal temperament example exposition expressive F sharp ﬁgurations ﬁgure ﬁnal version ﬁnger ﬁrst ﬁrst section Fischer’s ﬂat major ﬂat minor fuga fugal fughetta fugue of Book G major G minor harmonic harpsichord hexachord improvisation instrument Inventions inversion Johann keyboard keys Kirnberger London autograph major 3rds major BWV major fugue major prelude Marpurg Mattheson notation note values octave organ pattern pedal piece playing Praeludium Prelude and Fugue prelude of Book quavers reﬂected rhythm Ricercar ritornello scale semiquavers seventeenth-century sharp minor sharp minor fugue sharp minor prelude signiﬁcant sonata stile antico stretto structure style subdominant texture tonal tonic tradition trill tuning verset Well-tempered Clavier Werckmeister