Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life, Art and Work


Johann Nikolaus Forkel (Author)
Charles Sanford Terry (Translator)

Series: Historical Figures
BISAC: BIO004000

Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life, Art, and Work is an early 19th-century biography written in German by Johann Nikolaus Forkel and later translated by Charles Sanford Terry.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Forkel’s Preface


Chapter 1. The Family of Bach

Chapter 2. The Career of Bach

Chapter 2a. Bach at Leipzig, 1723-1750

Chapter 3. Bach as a Clavier Player

Chapter 4. Bach the Organist

Chapter 5. Bach the Composer

Chapter 6. Bach the Composer (continued)

Chapter 7. Bach as a Teacher

Chapter 8. Personal Characteristics

Chapter 9. Bach’s Compositions

Chapter 10. Bach’s Manuscripts

Chapter 11. The Genius of Bach

Appendix 1. Chronological Catalogue of Bach’s Compositions

Appendix 2. The Church Cantatas Arranged Chronologically

Appendix 3. The Bachgesellschaft Editions of Bach’s Works

Appendix 4. Bibliography of Bach Literature

Appendix 5. A collation of the Novello and Peters Editions of the Organ Works

Appendix 6. Genealogy of the Family of Bach


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