Nor, viewed as a biography, does xvi JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Forkel much enlarge our knowledge of the con- ditions of Bach’s life. He had the advantage. Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work [Johann Nikolaus Forkel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This anthology is a thorough . Johann Sebastian Bach: His life, art, and work [Johann Nikolaus Forkel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Peter’s, its services, which had entirely ceased, were revived in The courtesy of those days demanded rather prolix compliments, and the first introduction of Bach to so illustrious a monarch, into whose presence he had hurried without being allowed, time to change his travel- ling dress for a Cantor’s black gown, obviously invited ceremonial speeches on both sides.

Bach’s son Sebastian see Table vn. The situation changed inwhen he became director of the University Society, and he held the post for about ten years.

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Their numbers and efficiency were inadequate. For the content of his biography, Forkel relied on the “Nekrolog”, and on material he had obtained from Bach’s sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann. Bach to Forkel inconvey- ing a good deal of information reproduced by Forkel in this mono- graph, are printed in facsimile by Dr.

In kind he was entitled to 16 bushels of corn and 2 cords of firelogs, together with 2 measures of wine at each of the three great Festivals. I do not choose to compare Bach with other artists. See infra, Genealogical Tables i.

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Both having studied here and abroad Mendel did not even study in Germany, the emphasis of their studies were focused on various aspects of music which then allowed both of them to become professors bxch music at the U. On such occasions he used a Harpsichord with two manuals and pedal attachment.


The first choir consists of 2 S. Bach also was on bad terms with the choir, whose members had got out of hand and dis- cipline. The School also provided the choir for St.

Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life, Art, and Work by Johann Nikolaus Forkel

Our utmost eulogy, our deepest expressions of homage, 1 As has been pointed out in the Introduction, Forkel stood almost alone in in his opinion of Bach’s pre-eminence. In his preface, Wolff, who only assisted in part in translating some new material not included in the old Bach Reader, cleverly makes the following statement: In the latter post Bach was of use as a Violinist and Clavier player.

But it was their habit to meet once a year at a time and place arranged beforehand. Then, as la ,er, he was a choleric gentleman. With Bach’s treatise on ‘ The Art of Fugue ‘ before him, Johann Matthesonthe foremost critic of the day, claimed that Germany was ‘the true home of Organ music and Fugue. For six successive generations scarcely two or three of its members are found whom nature had not endowed with remarkable musical talent, and who did not make music their profession.

Quantz x has expressed the 1 Johann Joachim Quantz, b. That’s not research at all. To permit the general effect to be appreciated every note and every vowel must be sounded with balanced distinctness. Their publication in an authoritative text will be a national service and raise an imperishable monument to the composer himself. In the third place, stroking the note with uniform pressure permits the string to vibrate freely, im- proves and prolongs the tone, and though the Clavichord is poor in quality, allows the player to sustain long notes upon it.

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The want of them is our chief dif- ficulty. His compositions of this character are particularly numerous during the yearswhile he was seeking from the Dresden Court the post of Hof-Componist. To these qualities must be added the exquisite art Bach displayed hi combining the stops of the Organ. Presumably he would have followed the craft of his father, the village shoemaker, had not an insatiable love of music seized him in early years.


The remoteness of the ecclesiastical modes from our twenty-four major and minor keys renders them particularly ap- propriate to the service of religion. It is unfortunate that Spitta did not 1 In ‘The News’ of January 4,he is described as the second son of the late John Stephenson of Great Ormonde Street, Queen Square, whom he had succeeded in the partnership of the firm.

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In certain circumstances he would not permit hidden fifths and octaves even between the middle parts, though we exclude them only between the outer parts. They could do so more easily for having heard how the piece ought to sound. But he lived in an epoch when there came about gradually a most remarkable change in musical taste, and therefore found it necessary to work out for himself a much more thorough use of the fingers, and especially of the thumb, which, besides performing other good services, is quite indispensable in the difficult keys, where it must be used as nature intends.

The Society’s issues for have not yet reached this country.

He died in his official residence there at a quarter to nine on the evening of Tuesday, July 28, Bach thereupon repeated from memory Marchand’s theme and variations, and added others of his own.

Besides these improvements, Bach invented a new system of fingering.