Bach, Handel, Scarlatti 1685-1985

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Peter Williams
Cambridge University Press, Apr 18, 1985 - Music - 363 pages
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1985 celebrated the 300th anniversary of the births of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. This volume covers all three composers and contains essays from an international team of scholars. Some essays make a contribution towards a better understanding of one or other composer, but at least half of them are concerned with ideas connecting two or even all three of them. The essays are concerned with many aspects of the music - technical, chronological, critical, speculative, theoretical and (importantly) practical - and the distinguished contributors have often endeavoured to ask questions rather than jump to conclusions. Every essay makes fresh points and can open up new avenues for players and (in the broadest sense) students, especially in the present climate of wishing to return to 'authentic conditions of performance'.
 

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Contents

Handel and Music for the Earl of Carnarvon
1
PAUL BRAINARD
21
DONALD BURROWS
35
STEPHEN
61
Muzio Clementi as Advocate of Bach and Scarlatti
63
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73
WINTON DEAN
75
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82
DAVID HUMPHREYS
173
PETER LE HURAY JOHN BUTT
185
MARK LINDLEY
207
ALFRED MANN
245
MARSHALL
259
GIORGIO PESTELLI
277
RUDOLF RASCH
293
HANSJOACHIM SCHULZE
311

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90
DAVID FULLER
99
SHERIDAN GERMANN
119
GERALD HENDRIE
149
ROBERT HILL
161
LUIGI FERDINANDO TAGLIAVINI
321
PETER WILLIAMS
327
Index of Bachs Works cited BWV
347
Index of Scarlattis Works cited Kk
354
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Peter Williams (1937-2016) held the first Chair in Performance Practice in Britain at the University of Edinburgh, where he was first Director of the Russell Collection of Harpsichords and latterly Dean of Music. He was also the first Arts and Sciences Distinguished Chair at Duke University, North Carolina. He authored many books, including The European Organ (1966), Bach: The Goldberg Variations (Cambridge, 2001), Figured Bass Accompaniment (1970), The Organ in Western Culture, 750-1250 (Cambridge, 1993), The Chromatic Fourth during Four Centuries of Music (1998) and The Organ Music of J. S. Bach (Cambridge, 2003).

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