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Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Andrew Talle


This book investigates the musical life of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Germany from the perspectives of those who lived in it. The men, women, and children of the era are treated here not as extras in the life of a famous composer but rather as protagonists in their own right. The primary focus is on keyboard music, from those who built organs, harpsichords, and clavichords, to those who played keyboards recreationally and professionally, and those who supported their construction through patronage. Examples include: Barthold Fritz, a clavichord maker who published a list of his customers; Christi ... More

Keywords: Bach, Galant, Amateur Musicians, Professional Musicians, Keyboard, Clavichord, Harpsichord, Organ, Everyday Life, Diary, Painting, Poem, Novel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040849
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Talle, author
The Johns Hopkins University