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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 imperative to the violin repertoire because the mid-eighteenth century. This attractive quantity is the 1st accomplished exploration of where of those works inside Bach's song: it makes a speciality of their structural and stylistic good points as they've been perceived when you consider that their construction. Joel Lester, a very hot pupil, instructor, violinist, and administrator, combines an analytical learn, a whole historic consultant, and an insightful advent to Bach's kind. person hobbies are with regards to related activities by way of 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 money owed of nineteenth-century performances and commentaries on old variants, to discover those works as they developed throughout the centuries. anywhere attainable, he makes use of analytic instruments culled from eighteenth-century rules, key notions initially built for the explicit function of describing the repertoire into consideration. starting with an outline of the solo violin music's position inside Bach's oeuvre, this learn takes the Sonata No. 1 in G minor because the paradigm of Bach's compositional approach, analyzing every one circulate intimately prior to enlarging the dialogue to hide parallel and contrasting good points of the A-minor and C-minor sonatas. subsequent, a bankruptcy is dedicated to the 3 partitas and their roots in quite a few dance-music traditions. The e-book concludes with a precis of shape, sort, and rhetoric in Bach's song, during which Lester muses on those masterpieces with an total command of the tune, feedback, and heritage of the 1700s that's fairly infrequent between scholars.

A novel and exceptional research of a selected component of Bach's accomplishment and a selected element of his common allure, Bach's Works for Solo Violin can assist violinists, scholars, students, and different listeners boost a deeper own involvement with those magnificent pieces.

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