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Bach and the Patterns of Invention

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$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674013568

Publication Date: 03/01/2004


288 pages

7 x 10 inches

6 halftones, 5 line illustrations, 73 musical examples, 15 tables


  • 1. What Is an Invention?
  • 2. Composing against the Grain
  • 3. The Ideal Ritornello
  • 4. The Status of a Genre
  • 5. Matters of Kind
  • 6. Figments of the Organicist Imagination
  • 7. On Bach’s Style
  • 8. Bach as Critic of the Enlightenment
  • Notes
  • Index of Works by Bach
  • General Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1997 Otto Kinkeldey Award, American Musicological Society
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