J. S. Bach, Volume 2

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Courier Dover Publications, 1911 - Biography & Autobiography - 486 pages
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Independent of his international renown as a humanitarian, Albert Schweitzer is well known as a great musicologist; a reputation that rests largely upon this book. Schweitzer's "J. S. Bach" is one of the great full-length studies of the composer, his life, and his work. Its influence on the subsequent performace of Bach's music was enormous, and there is scarcely a later work on Bach which does not acknowledge a deep debt to Schweitzer's. Grove's Dictionary says of the book, "Schweitzer has probably been more quoted than any authority since Spitta."
  

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Contents

Poetic Music and Pictorial Music 725
7
Word and Tone in Bach 2556
25
The Musical Language of
56
The Musical Language of the 74122
74
The Arnstadt Miihlhausen
122
The Leipzig Cantatas of 1723
148
The Magnificat and the St John
166
final choruses 183185
183
The Cantatas of the Years
232
The Secular Cantatas 261294
261
The Motets and Songs 294301
294
The Oratorios 302311
302
The Masses 311328
311
The Cantatas after 1734 328378
328
The Performance of the Canta
379
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The Trauerode and the St Mat
208

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About the author (1911)

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. While still a young man he demonstrated extraordinary abilities in a wide range of pursuits, including science, theology, and music. In 1908 he published his magisterial study of the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He studied medicine from 1905 to 1913 at the University of Strasbourg, then founded a hospital in French Equatorial Africa, where he spent most of the remainder of his life. Schweitzer used his Nobel Prize stipend to expand the hospital and to build a leper colony. His bookThe Quest of the Historical Jesus is also available from Johns Hopkins.

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