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Contents Preface Introduction. History and Performance Part I. Sounds and Styles Chapter 1. Instruments The harpsichord The lute-harpsichord The clavichord The pedal harpsichord and clavichord The fortepiano The modern piano The organ Orchestral instruments Suggestions for further reading Chapter 2. Genres and Styles in Bach's Keyboard Music Basic genres French and Italian national styles Homophony Imitation of other media Stylus phantasticus Counterpoint Musical imagery Dances Galant style Interdependence of elements Suggestions for further reading Part II. Performance and Notational Practices Chapter 3. Accounts of Bach's Playing Style Bach's playing as described by his contemporaries Bach's performance directions Chapter 4. Dynamics Musical textures and the harpsichord Bach's keyboard writing Orchestral and terrace dynamics Dynamics based on harmony Dynamics and musical context Suggestions for further reading Chapter 5. Articulation General articulatory styles "Ordinary movement" Legato Detachment and staccato Slur meanings Notational habits Bach's articulatory notation Upbeat slurring Rests and releases Articulation of themes and motives Suggestions for further reading Chapter 6. Phrasing Accent Metric variation Musical scansion Figural writing Timing in the stylus phantasticus Reiteration of notes Phrasing and dynamics Playing counterpoint Suggestions for further reading Chapter 7. Meter, Accent, Tempo, and Time Words Tempo and time signatures Meter and the stylus phantasticus Tempo words Tempo and musical context Suggestions for further reading Chapter 8. Rhythmic Elements Musical shaping Foreground, middleground, and background Characterization Rhythmic functions Rubato Final cadences Rhythmic notation and performance practices Variable dot Two against three Suggestions for further reading Chapter 9. Ornamentation and Embellishment Variability in ornaments The trill The tremolo The mordent The turn The slide One-note graces Arpeggios Block-notated chords Elaboration of fermatas Conventional additions of ornaments Bach's note picture Embellishments Varied repetitions Bach's doubles Suggestions for further reading Chapter 10. Keyboard Fingering Suggestions for further reading Chapter 11. Continuo Accompaniment and Ensemble Playing Suggestions for further reading Part III. Speculative Matters Chapter 12. Musical Rhetoric The rhetorical model in brief Inventio; loci topici (invention; finding topics) Dispositio (arrangement) Decoratio (figures of speech) Rhetoric and performance Suggestions for further reading Chapter 13. Temperament Suggestions for further reading Chapter 14. Musicology and the Performer Appendix A. Editions and Facsimiles Appendix B. Tempo Relationships Appendix C. Styles in the Keyboard Works Appendix D. Performance Practice Myths Glossary Selected Bibliography General Index Index of Works Cited
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