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Bach and the High Baroque [videorecording] /
taught by Robert Greenberg ; the Teaching Company.
imprint
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c1995.
description
8 videodiscs (ca. 1440 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 4 course guidebooks (22 cm.).
ISBN
1565857429 :
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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series title
imprint
Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c1995.
isbn
1565857429 :
standard identifier
9791565857420
publisher #
PD720-01
PD720-02
PD720-03
PD720-04
contents note
Pt. I. lecture 1. Introduction -- lecture 2. Christmas, 1722 -- lecture 3. Introduction to the Baroque aesthetic -- lecture 4. Fugue -- lecture 5. Historical overview from Constantine (312-creation of Roman Christianity) through the great thinkers of the Baroque -- lecture 6. Style features of High Baroque music, part l: a musical glossary -- lecture 7. Style features of High Baroque music, part 2: a musical glossary, cont. -- lecture 8. Style features of High Baroque music, part 3: a musical glossary, cont. (180 min.).
Pt. II. lecture 9. Bach's inheritance, part 1: the Protestant Reformation and the rise of Lutheranism -- lecture 10. Lutheranism, the chorale and the chorale prelude -- lecture 11. Bach's inheritance, part 2: The development of the Italian style -- lecture 12. The Italian style, the operatic ideal and Lutheran spirituality are joined -- lecture 13. Vivaldi, Bach and the concerto, part 1: Vivaldi and the Venetian opera -- lecture 14. Vivaldi, Bach and the concerto, part 2: Vivaldi's model and Bach, Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major -- lecture 15. Vivaldi, Bach and the concerto, part 2: Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, cont. -- lecture 16. Vivaldi, Bach and the concerto, part 3: the Concerto Grosso and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.
Pt. III: lecture 17. Bach and the French style, part 1: dance and the orchestral suite -- lecture 18. Dance and the orchestral suite, cont. -- lecture 19. Bach and the French style, part 2: the keyboard suite -- lecture 20. Keyboard suite, cont. -- lecture 21. Bach and opera, part 1: Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, uns ruft die stimme -- lecture 22. Canata No. 140 Wachet auf, uns ruft die stimme, cont. -- lecture 23. Bach and opera, part 2: opera buffa and the secular cantata, the Coffee Cantata -- lecture 24. Opera buffa and the secular cantata, the Coffee Cantata, cont.
Pt. IV: lecture 25. Bach transcendent: the Saint Matthew Passion, part 1 -- lecture 26. Bach transcendent: the Saint Matthew Passion, part 2 -- lecture 27. Bach transcendent: the Saint Matthew Passion, part 3 -- lecture 28. Bach transcendent: the Saint Matthew Passion, part 4 -- lecture 29. Bach transcendent: the Goldberg Variations, part 1 -- lecture 30. Bach transcendent: the Goldberg Variations, part 2 -- lecture 31. Bach transcendent: the Goldberg Variations, part 3 -- lecture 32. Bach transcendent: the Goldberg Variations, part 4.
general note
"Course Nr. 720." -- Disc.
32 lectures in 4 parts, 45 min. each.
Accompanying course guidebooks include a glossary and annotated bibliographies.
Special features: Lecture chapters; Professor biography.
performer
Lecturer: Robert Greenberg.
abstract
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach fuses emotional power, religious devotion, technical virtuosity, diverse national styles, and sheer genius in ways that are unforgettable, delightful, and inexhaustibly moving. Compared to the music that came before, it is extravagant and unbridled. Yet every aspect of Bach's music "beat, melody, melodic repetition, interaction, and harmony" is also magnificently controlled. The goals of this course are to explore the life and personality of Bach, to learn about the musical traditions and composers from whom Bach drew his inspiration, to understand Bach as a man of his time as influenced by then-current trends and traditions, and to hear a generous sampling of Bach's music.
catalogue key
5382418
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD, region 1.

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