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Bach and the Patterns of Invention



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Bach and the Patterns of Invention by Laurence Dreyfus
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In this major new interpretation of the music of J. S. Bach, we gain a striking picture of the composer as a unique critic of his age. By reading Bach's music "against the grain" of contemporaries such as Vivaldi and Telemann, Laurence Dreyfus explains how Bach's approach to musical invention in a variety of genres posed a fundamental challenge to Baroque aesthetics.

Author Biography

Laurence Dreyfus is Professor of Music at University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College.
Release date NZ
April 2nd, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
6 halftones, 5 line illustrations, 73 musical examples, 15 tables
Harvard University Press
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