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Published: 30 September 1999

200 Pages | 11 figures, 70 music examples

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195120974

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Bach's Works for Solo Violin

Style, Structure, Performance

Joel Lester

J.S. Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin have been central to the violin repertoire since the mid-18th century. This engaging introduction to these works is the first comprehensive exploration of their place within Bach's music, focusing on their structural and stylistic features as they have been perceived since their creation. Combining an analytical study, a historical guide, and an insightful introduction to Bach's style, this book will help violinists, scholars, and other listeners develop a deeper personal involvement with many aspects of these wonderful pieces.