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Bach and the High Baroque

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Though unappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights, the verdict of contemporary audiences long since overruled by succeeding generations of music lovers. But what makes his music great? In this series of 32 lectures, a working composer and musicologist brings his exceptional teaching skills to the task of helping you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music. You'll understand the compositional language that enabled him to compose such extravagant, unbridled music while still maintaining precise control of every aspect - beat, melody, melodic repetition, interaction, and harmony. Whether devoted admirer or casual listener, you'll gain a new appreciation of the composer and a heightened skill at listening to his work.

You begin by learning the musical traditions and composers that inspired Bach, and how he absorbed those influences to become the transcendent composer of the High Baroque, more representative of the period and its aesthetic of emotional extravagance and technical control than any other. And you'll learn how both his German Lutheran heritage and family background - at least 42 relatives professionally involved with music - helped shape him as an artist.

Above all, though, you experience an abundance of music, with Professor Greenberg highlighting his discussions by playing major excerpts from several of Bach's most important works - including the Brandenburg Concerto no. 2, the Goldberg Variations, and the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - and also showing you how to compare Bach with other composers both before and after his time.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1995 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1995 The Great Courses

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Prof. Greenberg- ein wunderbarer Lehrer!

Zum wiederholten Male höre ich jetzt (u.a.) Professor Greenbergs Lectures on J.S.Bach and the High Baroque - und bin wieder fasziniert von
1. der umfassenden Fachkompetenz des Musikwissenschaftlers
2. der Unterhaltsamkeit seiner Vorträge: der Fähigkeit, auch einer nicht fachkundigen Zuhörerschaft komplexe musiktheoretische und -historische Zusammenhänge in lebendiger und anspechender Form nahezubringen
3. dem mitreißenden Engagement des leidenschaftlichen Musik (und Bach!-) liebhabers
Für letzteres liebe ich Mr. Greenberg besonders, was aber den vorgenannten Aspekten keinen Abbruch tun soll.