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The musician in literature in the age of Bach 1 edition

The musician in literature in the age of Bach
Stephen Rose

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The musician in literature in the age of Bach
Stephen Rose

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Using novels and autobiographies from Bach's Germany, Stephen Rose suggests new ways of interpreting the lives and social status of musicians. The study focuses on satirical novels written by musicians that describe the lives of performers and composers, as well as the autobiographies of Bach's contemporaries. These narratives represent musicians variously as picaresque outcasts, honourable craft-workers, foolish bunglers and respected virtuosos. They probe the lives of musicians considered taboo or aberrant in the period, such as street entertainers and Italian castratos. The novels and autobiographies also reveal two major debates that shaped the mindset and social identity of musicians: was music a sensual or rational craft, and should musicians integrate within society or be regarded as outsiders? Quoting from an array of little-known novels, this book shows how an interdisciplinary approach can transform our understanding of Bach and his contemporaries"--

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
830.9/3578
Library of Congress
PT295 .R67 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24384177M
ISBN 13
9781107004283
LC Control Number
2010037468
OCLC/WorldCat
664258870

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