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Bach Perspectives, Volume 11J. S. Bach and His Sons$
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Mary Oleskiewicz

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041488

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.001.0001

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Recently Rediscovered Sources of Music of the Bach Family in the Breitkopf Archive

Recently Rediscovered Sources of Music of the Bach Family in the Breitkopf Archive

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(p.132) Recently Rediscovered Sources of Music of the Bach Family in the Breitkopf Archive
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Bach Perspectives, Volume 11
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Christine Blanken

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.003.0005

This chapter treats newly discovered Bach manuscripts found in the archive of the Leipzig firm Breitkopf & Härtel, which was the most influential music publisher in eighteenth century Europe. Highlights include J. S. Bach’s autograph entries in early Weimar keyboard sources (Toccatas BWV 913/914); sources copied during J. S. Bach’s Leipzig period; and important new sources of instrumental works by three Bach sons. The manuscripts not only illustrate the performance repertoire of Leipzig music societies, such as the Gewandhaus concerts, during the mid-eighteenth century and after Sebastian Bach’s death, but also document the Breitkopf firm’s music distribution activities.

Keywords:   Bach autograph, Bach family, manuscripts, Breitkopf, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, music distribution, music societies, performance

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