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C.P.E. Bach Hardcover – March 31, 1988

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 31, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0193152460
  • ISBN-13: 978-0193152465
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.9 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,748,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Christopher A. Fulkerson on June 30, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is a good survey of CPE Bach's life and work, written by a German scholar. It doesn't get into the Schenkerian aspects of Bach's theoretical work; it is more of a standard though scholarly biography and presentation of the works. (Schenker thought the Versuch was the greatest articulation of linear studies prior to his own.) There is good opportunity to understand Bach's involvement with the various communities in which he worked. If you are involved with CPE Bach studies, you have to know this book.

Considering the cost of this book, and the popularity of its subject, it is high time for its reissue!
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