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Title Bach in America / edited by Stephen A. Crist
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 227 pages) : illustrations, music, facsimiles, portraits
Series Bach perspectives, 1072-1924 ; volume 5
Bach perspectives ; v. 5
Contents Bach comes to America / Barbara Owen -- Doing missionary work : Dwight's Journal of Music and the American Bach awakening / Matthew Dirst -- Haupt's boys : lobbying for Bach in nineteenth-century Boston / Michael Broyles -- "The public ... would probably prefer something that appeals less to the brain and more to the senses" : the reception of Bach's music in New York City, 1855-1900 / Mary J. Greer -- "A lineal descendant of the great musician, John Sebastian Bach"? : Bach descendants in the United States and the problem of family oral tradition / Hans-Joachim Schulze -- Descendants of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach in the United States / Christoph Wolff -- On miscellaneous American Bach sources / Peter Wollny -- "Father knew (and filled me up with) Bach" : Bach and Ives--affinities in lines and spaces / Carol K. Baron -- The role and meaning of the Bach chorale in the music of Dave Brubeck / Stephen A. Crist
Summary In Bach in America, volume 5 of Bach Perspectives, nine scholars track Johann Sebastian Bach's reputation in America from an artist of relative obscurity to a cultural mainstay whose music has spread to all parts of the population, inspired a wealth of scholarship, captivated listeners, and inspired musicians. More than a hundred years passed after Bach's death in 1750 before his music began to be known and appreciated in the United States. Barbara Owen surveys Bach's early reception in America and Matthew Dirst focuses on John Sullivan Dwight's role in advocating Bach's work. Michael Broyles considers the ways Bach's music came to be known in Boston and Mary J. Greer offers a counterpoint in her study of Bach's reception in New York. The volume continues with Hans-Joachim Schulze's essay linking the American descendants of August Reinhold Bach to J.S. Bach through a common sixteenth-century ancestor. Christoph Wolff focuses on Bach's descendants in America, particularly Friederica Sophia Bach, the daughter of Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann. Peter Wollny evaluates several manuscripts not included in Gerhard Herz's study of Bach Sources in America
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Appreciation -- United States.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Family.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Influence.
Music -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Crist, Stephen A.
ISBN 0252050819 (electronic bk.)
9780252050817 (electronic bk.)