Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life, Art, and Work; Translated From the German (Classic Reprint)

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Forkel was also a student of the music Of the polyphonic school. He prepared for the press the scores of a number of sixteenth century Masses, Motets, etc., and fortunately received proofs Of them from the engraver. For, in 1806, after the Battle Of Jena, the French impounded the plates and melted them down. Forkel''s proofs are still preserved in the Berlin Royal Library. He was diligent in quest Of Bach''s scattered mss., and his friendship with Bach''s elder sons, Carl Philipp Emmanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann, enabled him to secure precious relics which otherwise might have Shared the fate of too many of Bach''s manu scripts. He took an active interest in the proposal of Messrs. Hoffmaster and Kiihnel, predecessors of C. F. Peters at Leipzig, to print a kritisch korrecte edition of Bach''s Organ and Clavier works. Through his friend, Johann Gottfried Schicht, afterwards Cantor at St. Thomas''s.

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Author(s) - Johann Nikolaus Forkel


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ISBN - 9780266453444

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm

Page Count - 371


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