Download PDF by Joel Lester: Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

By Joel Lester

ISBN-10: 0195120973

ISBN-13: 9780195120974

ISBN-10: 0195171446

ISBN-13: 9780195171440

J. S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin were vital to the violin repertoire because the mid-eighteenth century. This attractive quantity is the 1st entire exploration of where of those works inside of Bach's song: it specializes in their structural and stylistic beneficial properties as they've been perceived considering the fact that their construction. Joel Lester, a extremely popular pupil, instructor, violinist, and administrator, combines an analytical examine, an entire ancient advisor, and an insightful advent to Bach's kind. person pursuits are relating to related activities through Bach in different media and are differentiated from superficially related works from later eras.

Lester employs descriptions of ancient and modern recordings, in addition to bills of nineteenth-century performances and commentaries on old versions, to discover those works as they advanced throughout the centuries. at any place attainable, he makes use of analytic instruments culled from eighteenth-century rules, key notions initially constructed for the explicit objective of describing the repertoire into consideration. starting with an outline of the solo violin music's position inside of Bach's oeuvre, this examine takes the Sonata No. 1 in G minor because the paradigm of Bach's compositional procedure, interpreting each one flow intimately ahead of enlarging the dialogue to hide parallel and contrasting positive factors of the A-minor and C-minor sonatas. subsequent, a bankruptcy is dedicated to the 3 partitas and their roots in a variety of dance-music traditions. The booklet concludes with a precis of shape, type, and rhetoric in Bach's tune, within which Lester muses on those masterpieces with an total command of the song, feedback, and heritage of the 1700s that's rather infrequent between scholars.

A novel and unparalleled research of a specific component of Bach's accomplishment and a selected point of his common attraction, Bach's Works for Solo Violin can assist violinists, scholars, students, and different listeners improve a deeper own involvement with those great pieces.

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