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By John Butt

This examine is a complete evaluate of J. S. Bach's use of articulation marks (i.e. slurs and dots) within the huge physique of basic assets. Dr Butt analyses the position of such markings in the compositional strategy, how they relate to the norms of articulation of the interval, and the way they may help us in a deeper realizing and assessment of Bach's sort. With its wide catalogue of the commonest slurring styles in keeping with a learn of over a hundred concerted vocal works, this booklet is useful either for performers on all baroque tools, and for students with an curiosity in Bach's type and resource reports. It additionally contributes to our belief of Bach's place in tune historical past: the aim of tune within the Lutheran Germany of Bach's time and its rhetorical energy; the shut dating among composer and performer in the context of 'practical' track; and the features and improvement of notation.

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5 The house is still standing in Establiments. Its current owners, however, do not allow sightseers inside the house; one can only view it from the outside. 6 George Sand, Winter in Majorca, trans. and annotated by Robert Graves, 2nd edn (Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 1992), pp. 46–7. The Mystery of Chopin’s Préludes 26 Sand’s rage at almost everything local, except for the island’s landscapes, did not remain unanswered. 7 He informed the readers that the literati in Palma were delighted that the famous George Sand was going to honor Mallorca with her visit.

45, ed. Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger. The Complete Chopin: A New Critical Edition (London: Edition Peters, 2003), p. vi. 46 Sand, Story of My Life, p. 1091. 45 This page has been left blank intentionally Chapter 4 Lamartine’s Les Préludes and Chopin’s Préludes In Pursuit of Programmatic Meanings—or Not Chopin, as every music lover knows, never wrote a programmatic work. In fact, he expressly disdained the idea of programs being affixed to instrumental compositions, especially to those of his own. In 1831, Chopin wrote to Tytus Wojciechowski that he had almost died from laughter while reading an overly imaginative review of his Variations on Là ci darem la mano, Op.

M. Dent, 1990); the second edition of this book was published under the title Was Mozart Poisoned? Medical Investigations into the Lives of the Great Composers (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991). 23 Lucyna Majka, Joanna Gozdzik, and Michal Witt, ‘Cystic Fibrosis – A Probable Cause of Frédéric Chopin’s Suffering and Death,’ Journal of Applied Genetics, 44/1 (2003), p. 77. , p. 80. 25 Lagerberg, Chopin’s Heart, p. 10. ’26 Sand’s supposed refusal to consider Chopin consumptive, for which she has been rebuked by many Chopin biographers, seems to be correct after all.

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