Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

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Preface

1. Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonatas for Pianoforte Solo, revised by Hans von Bülow and Sigmund Lebert (New York: G. Schirmer, 1894). Hugo Riemann, Katechismus der Fugen-Komposition (Analyse von J. S. Bachs “Wohltemperiertem Klavier” und “Kunst der Fuge”), 3 vols. (Leipzig: Max Hesse, 1890– 94; English translation by John Shedlock as Analysis of J. S. Bach’s Wohltemperirtes Clavier ([48 Preludes and Fugues]), 2 vols., London: Augener, n.d.); Riemann, L. van Beethovens sämtliche Klavier-Solosonaten: Ästhetische und formal-technische Analyse mit historischen Notizen, 3 vols. (Berlin: Max Hesse, 1917–19). Heinrich Schenker, Die letzten fünf Sonaten Beethovens: Kritische Ausgabe mit Einführung und Erläuterung, 4 vols. (Vienna: Universal, 1913–20). Donald Francis Tovey, A Companion to Beethoven’s Pianoforte Sonatas (London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1931); Tovey, Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatas for Pianoforte [with] Commentaries, 3 vols. (London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1931); Tovey, A Preface: Forty-Eight Preludes and Fugues by J. S. Bach: Critical Explanatory Notes to Each Prelude and Fugue (London: Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music, 1924); Tovey, Forty-Eight Preludes and Fugues by J. S. Bach, 2 vols. (London: Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music, 1924).

2. His analyses of Lully’s monologue appear in Jean-Philippe Rameau, Nouveau système de musique théorique (Paris: Ballard, 1726; facsimile eds., New York: Broude Brothers, 1965, and in vol. 2 of The Complete Theoretical Writings of Jean-Philippe Rameau, ed. Erwin Jacobi, n.p.: American Institute of Musicology, 1967); and Rameau, Observations sur notre instinct pour la musique (Paris: Prault fils, Lambert, Duchesne, 1754; facsimile eds., New York: Broude Brothers, 1967, and in vol. 3 of The Complete Theoretical Writing, 1967). A thorough discussion of these analyses appears in Cynthia Verba, “The Development of Rameau’s Thoughts on Modulation and Chromatics,” Journal of the American Musicological Society 26 (1973): 69–91. An analysis of Marcello’s aria appears in part 2, chapter 14, sec. 14–22, of Johann Mattheson, Der vollkommene Capellmeister (Hamburg: Christian Herold, 1739; facsimile ed., Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1969; English translation by Ernest

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • One - The History of Bach's Solo-Violin Works 3
  • Two - The G-Minor Adagio 25
  • Three - The G-Minor Fuga 56
  • Four - The Siciliana of the G-Minor Sonata 87
  • Five - The G-Minor Presto 108
  • Six - The Partitas 139
  • Seven - Closing Thoughts 157
  • Notes 163
  • Works Cited 175
  • Index 183
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