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Title The accompaniment in "unaccompanied" Bach : interpreting the Sonatas and Partitas for violin / Stanley Ritchie.
Author Ritchie, Stanley, author.
Publication Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description xiii, 120 pages : music ; 28 cm.
Call # 787.2183 R
Series Publications of the Early Music Institute
Publications of the Early Music Institute.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-120).
Summary Known around the world for his advocacy of early historical performance and as a skilled violin performer and pedagogue, Stanley Ritchie has developed a technical guide to the interpretation and performance of J.S. Bach's enigmatic sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Unlike typical Baroque compositions, Bach's six solos are uniquely free of accompaniment. To add depth and texture to the pieces, Bach incorporated various techniques to bring out a multitude of voices from four strings and one bow, including arpeggios across strings, multiple stopping, opposing tonal ranges, and deft bowing. Published in 1802, over 80 years after its completion in 1720, Bach's manuscript is without expression marks, leaving the performer to freely interpret the dynamics, fingering, bowings, and articulations. Marshaling a lifetime of experience, Stanley Ritchie provides violinists with deep insights into the interpretation and technicalities at the heart of these challenging pieces. -- Adapted from back cover.
Contents Principles of interpretation -- Dance forms -- Analytical methods and exercises -- The improvisatory movements -- The fugues -- The ostinato movements -- The dancelike movements -- The virtuoso movements -- The philosophical movements -- The lyrical movements -- Right-hand technique -- Left-hand technique.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Sonaten und Partiten, violin, BWV 1001-1006.
Sonaten und Partiten (Bach, Johann Sebastian) (OCoLC)fst01363368
Violin music -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Violin music -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.) (OCoLC)fst01167448
Related To Online version: Ritchie, Stanley. Accompaniment in "unaccompanied" Bach. Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2016 9780253022080 (DLC) 2016013161
ISBN 0253021987 (paperback) :
9780253021984 (paperback) :

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