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For funerals one thaler 15 groschen was paid when the whole school accompanied the procession and a Motet was sung at the house of the deceased. In the first quarter of the seventeenth century three of Veit Bach’s grandchildren showed such ex- ceptional talent that the Count of Schwarzburg- Arnstadt thought it worth while to send them at his expense to Italy, then the chief school of music, to perfect themselves in the art.

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The oldest, the Clavichord, as a rule, had two strings to every note, set in motion by a ‘ tangent ‘ striking them from below. Bach preferred the Clavichord to the Harpsi- chord, which, though susceptible of great variety of tone, seemed to him lacking in soul.

That’s what scientists do. On September 5,less than two months after his application for the post of Hof-Componist, the University Society celebrated the eleventh birth- day of the Forkkel Prince by performing Bach’s dramma per musica, ‘ Die Wahl des Herkules,’ or ‘ Herkules auf dem Scheidewege.

But the Council, by its recent resolution, no longer affords the Cantor the means to employ them.

Translated from the German. Leipzig heard it again after a barren interval inand did tardy homage to its incomparable composer by erecting the statue that stands hi the shadow of St. To his musical compositions, which are numerous, little interest is to be attached today. No one who is familiar with the work of other centuries will contradict or hold my statement exaggerated, that Bach cannot be named except in tones of rapture, and even of devout awe, by those who have learnt to know him.


Gottsched and his musical wife, Johann Abraham Birnbaum, among the Pro- fessoriate, Picander and Christian Weiss, Bach’s regular librettists, suggests the amenities of an academic and literary circle.

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Short of being such a man as he was, dwarfing all other musicians from the height of his superi- ority, I can conceive no greater distinction than the power to comprehend and interpret him to others. Both were finished Clavier performers, bacu no trace of the Clavier style was apparent when they played the Organ.

The music, however, was simple, and consisted only of hymns. He was an enthusiastic admirer of Johann Sebastian Bachwhose music he did much to popularize.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bach preferred the older Clavier, or Clavichord, which could be regulated, as the other could not, by nicety of touch. Had it been in use in Bach’s birthday would be March But the publi- cation of the Cantatas proceeded slowly. By this means every finger on both hands equally became strong and service- 1 Schweitzer i. He was buried early on the bafh of Friday, July 31, in the churchyard of St. When he died inin addition to a mining share valued at 60 thalers, he possessed in cash or bonds about thalers, silver plate valued at thalers, instruments valued at thalers, house furniture valued at 29 thalers, and books valued at 38 thalers.

For a vach of Couperin’s method see Spitta, ii. Again, Bach’s statement that ‘ over a pedal point all intervals are permissible that occur in the three scales ‘ 3 should be regarded bacb as 1 Actually the third beat of the fourth bar from the end.


The courtesy of those days demanded rather prolix compliments, and the first introduction of Bach to so illustrious a monarch, into whose presence he had hurried without being allowed, time to change his travel- ling dress for a Cantor’s black gown, obviously invited ceremonial speeches on both sides.

The fact that they are not so is due to difference of touch, a quality which to the Clavier stands as enunciation to human speech. All who hold Germany dear are bound in honour to pro- mote the undertaking to the utmost of their power.

Martin’s, Brunswick ; composed for the Organ. Literature may be classified according to a variety of systems,…. His Work and Influence on the Music of Germany, — Carl Philipp did not fail to acquaint his father with the King’s interest. He was appointed to Cothen on August 1,and was inducted at Leipzig on May 31, The increase in his income early in also supports the conclusion, while a letter of January 14,written by Bach, is not signed by him as Concert- meister.

Hence, unless his music is played with perfect fluency, occasional passages will sound harshly and we may be tempted to accuse him of exaggeration.

His own infrequent notes are invariably indicated by a prefixed asterisk. Veit migrated thence to Hungary, though there is no adequate foundation for the statement that he settled at Pressburg.

Paul also began an independent course.