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J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works

Russell Stinson

Abstract

This book is an investigation into Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions for the organ. It provides numerous new perspectives on the stylistic orientation and historical context of these masterpieces. The study opens with a consideration of recent scholarship, a discussion that culminates in an edition of a previously unpublished fugue by the Bach pupil Schübler. Based on Bach’s “Little” Fugue in G Minor, Schübler’s work suggests that the subject of Bach’s fugue is not an original melody but is borrowed from a folk song. The next chapter involves Bach’s use of the “varied Stollen” in over twent ... More

Keywords: Bach, Elgar, Franck, Mendelssohn, organ, reception, Schübler, Schumann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199917235
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917235.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell Stinson, author
Lyon College