Part of the problem of editing the Violin Solos is the inevitable result of having to modernize the notation of an autograph whose Schriftbild is enormously suggestive of how Bach
felt the music as he wrote it.
Led by Brian and Beth Donovan, the new franchise group will help expand Bach
to Rock's presence in Texas.
The centrepiece of this forthcoming Bach
weekend will be the visit of Andras Schiff to Birmingham Town Hall for a performance of the great Goldberg Variations on Saturday (8pm).
The 2014 festival theme centers on "rebirth and creation," featuring choral master works by Bach
, Claudio Monteverdi, Giuseppe Verdi, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
It accused Bach
of wearing a wet glove to fool the electronic scoring system, plus other claims about his business activities.
Ulrich Leisinger's 'Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
und die musikalische Deklamation' introduces a sequence of six essays on various aspects of Bach
's vocal music.
In reflecting on the state of research on Johann Sebastian Bach
's B-Minor Mass in 1985, the tercentenary year of Bach
's birth, Hans-Joachim Schulze dubbed the work the "perpetual touchstone for Bach
research" (in Bach
, Handel, Scarlatti: Tercentenary Essays, ed.
Festival tickets go on sale in February.
Conducting this performance will be Bach
's most recent successor in the title of Cantor, Georg Christoph Biller, who sang bass solo in an unforgettable account of the 'St Matthew Passion' given in that very church by the Birmingham Bach
Choir, Richard Butt conducting, in 1989, a few months before Leipzig became one of the epicentres of the movement which brought the Berlin Wall down at the end of that year.
A Feast Of Bach
will include masterclasses and lectures as well as the concerts, which are open to the public.
The first seven chapters of Williams' Life progress through Bach
's biography in essentially chronological order, beginning with the Bach
family background and ending with J.
The three winners in the Bach
Competition each received a $200 scholarship.