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Wolff, Christoph

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Johann Sebastian Bach : the learned musician by Christoph Wolff( Book )

63 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We see Bach's life and his surroundings, from his birth in 1685 through his school years, and finally to his 27 year sojourn in Leipzig
The new Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documents by Hans T. (Hans Theodore) David( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered in this volume are all the letters, reports, testimonials, complaints, thank-you notes, and other writings of J.S. Bach, together with a generous helping of performance and payment inventories, town council proceedings, court and archival records, letters of appointment, and other papers that document the fabric of the composer's daily life. Here, in English translations that preserve the full flavor of the originals, we encounter more than four hundred items. The book also presents a complete translation of J.N. Forkel's landmark 1802 biography, On Johann Sebastian Bach's Life, Genius, and Works; a thorough chronology of events in the composer's life and career; a detailed genealogy and family tree that Bach himself prepared; an extensive obituary written by C.P.E. Bach and J.F. Agricola; facsimiles of a dozen music manuscripts, including working drafts; Romantic-era views of Bach; and a wealth of other materials
Bach : essays on his life and music by Christoph Wolff( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noted Bach scholar Christoph Wolff offers in this book new perspectives on the composer's life and remarkable career. Uncovering important historical evidence, the author demonstrates significant influences on Bach's artistic development and brings insight on his work habits, compositional intent, and the musical traditions that shaped Bach's thought. Wolff reveals a composer devoted to an ambitious and highly individual creative approach, one characterized by constant self-criticism and self-challenge, the absorption of new skills and techniques, and the rethinking of riches from the musical past. Readers will find analyses of some of Bach's greatest music, including the B Minor Mass, important cantatas, keyboard and chamber compositions, the Musical Offering, and the Art of Fugue. Discussion of how these pieces "work" will be helpful to performers--singers, players, conductors--and to everyone interested in exploring the conceptual and contextual aspects of Bach's music. All readers will find especially interesting those essays in which Wolff elaborates on his celebrated discoveries of previously unknown works: notably the fourteen "Goldberg" canons and a collection of thirty-three chorale preludes. --From publisher's description
Mozart's Requiem : historical and analytical studies, documents, score by Christoph Wolff( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christoph Wolff provides a critical introduction to the Requiem in its many facets. Part I of his study focuses on the tangled genesis and completion of the work and its early reception history until Constanze's death. Wolff summarizes the current state of research on the subject, provides new perspectives on Mozart's conception of the whole work, and surveys his contributions to the movements composed posthumously by his assistant, Sussmayr. Part II provides a musical analysis of Mozart's composition, including contextual, structural, and interpretive aspects. Part III consists of an annotated collection of the principal literary documents (1791-1839) that illuminate the fascinating early history of the Requiem. The book concludes with a complete edition of the work that is at the center of Wolff's study, the authentic score of the Requiem--Mozart's fragment--supplemented by crucial excerpts from Sussmayr's 1792 Requiem completion
The New Grove Bach family by Christoph Wolff( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life and discusses the compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach and the other musician members of his family
Mozart at the gateway to his fortune : serving the Emperor, 1788-1791 by Christoph Wolff( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I now stand at the gateway to my fortune," Mozart wrote in a letter of 1790. He had entered into the service of Emperor Joseph II of Austria two years earlier as Imperial-Royal Chamber Composer--a salaried appointment with a distinguished title and few obligations. His extraordinary subsequent output, beginning with the three final great symphonies from the summer of 1788, invites a reassessment of this entire period of his life. Readers will gain a new appreciation and understanding of the composer's works from that time without the usual emphasis on his imminent death. The author discusses the major biographical and musical implications of the royal appointment and explores Mozart's "imperial style" on the basis of his major compositions--keyboard, chamber, orchestral, operatic, and sacred--and focuses on the large, unfamiliar works he left incomplete. This new perspective points to an energetic, fresh beginning for the composer and a promising creative and financial future [Publisher description]
The world of the Bach cantatas by Christoph Wolff( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical offering ; The Goldberg variations by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

124 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

III. Instrumentalmusik. 9. Für Klavier
Orgelchoräle der Neumeister-Sammlung = Organ chorales from the Neumeister Collection : Yale University, Manuscript LM 4708 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven into paradise : the musical migration from Nazi Germany to the United States by Christoph Wolff( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Forced Migration of artists and scholars from Nazi German is a compelling and often wrenching story. The story is twofold - of impoverishment for the countries the musicians left behind and enrichment for the United States. The latter is the focus of this collection, which approaches the subject from diverse perspectives, including documentary-style newspaper accounts and an exploration of Walt Whitman's poetry in the work of Paul Hindemith and Kurt Weill."--Jacket
Bach Compendium : analytisch-bibliographisches Repertorium der Werke Johann Sebastian Bachs (BC) by Hans-Joachim Schulze( Book )

73 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nur ersch. Bd. 1 : Vokalwerke, Teil 1-4
The century of Bach and Mozart : perspectives on historiography, composition, theory, and performance by Thomas Forrest Kelly( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stand as representatives of European music of the eighteenth century, composers whose works reflect intellectual, religious, and aesthetic trends of the period. Research on their compositions continues in many ways to shape our broader understanding of eighteenth century musical thought and its contexts. This collection of essays offers a variety of perspectives on the two composers, as well as some of their important contemporaries, Haydn in particular. The book addersses topics such as the historiography of eighteenth-century music, concepts of time and musical form, the idea of the musical work and its relation to publishing practices, compositional process, and performance practice.--From publisher's description
About Bach by Gregory Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In About Bach, fifteen scholars show that Bach's importance extends from choral to orchestral music, from sacred music to musical parodies, and also to his scribes and students, his predecessors and successors. Further, the contributors demonstrate a diversity of musicological approaches, ranging from close studies of Bach's choices of musical form and libretto to wider analyses of the historical and cultural backgrounds that impinged upon his creations and their lasting influence."--Jacket
Mass in B minor : from the Bach-Gesellschaft edition by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

35 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalmusik. 4. Messen
Keyboard practice consisting of an aria with thirty variations : for the harpsichord with 2 manuals by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

51 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organs of J.S. Bach : a handbook by Christoph Wolff( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Organs of J.S. Bach is a comprehensive and fascinating guide to the organs encountered by Bach throughout Germany in his roles as organist, concert artist, examiner, teacher, and visitor. Newly revised and updated, the book's entries are listed alphabetically by geographical location, from Arnstadt to Zschortau, providing an easy-to-reference overview. Includes detailed organ-specific information: high-quality color photographs; each instrument's history, its connection to Bach, and its disposition as Bach would have known it; organ stop lists. architectural histories of the churches housing the instruments; identification of church organists. Lynn Edwards Butler's graceful translation of Christoph Wolff and Markus Zepf's volume incorporates new research and many corrections and updates to the original German edition. Bibliographical references are updated to include English-language sources, and the translation includes an expanded essay by Christoph Wolff on Bach as organist, organ composer, and organ expert. The volume includes maps, a timeline of organ-related events, transcriptions of Bach's organ reports, a guide to examining organs attributed to Saxony's most famous organ builder Gottfried Silbermann, and biographical information on organ builders [Publisher description]
Complete cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

7 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life for new music : selected papers of Paul Fromm by Paul Fromm( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met lit. opg
Vierzehn Kanons über die ersten acht Fundamentalnoten der Aria aus den "Goldberg-Variationen" = Fourteen canons on the first eight notes of the Aria ground from the "Goldberg variations" by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The string Quartets of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Johann Sebastian Bach : the learned musician
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Christoph Wolff Duits musicoloog

Christoph Wolff German-born musicologist

Christoph Wolff musicologo tedesco

Christoph Wolff německý muzikolog

Wolff, C. 1940-

Кристоф Волф

כריסטוף וולף

کریستوف ولف

볼프, C. 1940-

볼프, 크리스토프 1940-

ヴォルフ, クリストフ

ヴォルフ, クリストフ 1940-

The new Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documentsBach : essays on his life and musicMozart's Requiem : historical and analytical studies, documents, scoreThe New Grove Bach familyThe world of the Bach cantatasDriven into paradise : the musical migration from Nazi Germany to the United StatesThe century of Bach and Mozart : perspectives on historiography, composition, theory, and performanceAbout Bach