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Malcolm Boyd

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307719

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.001.0001

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Leipzig (1742–50)

Leipzig (1742–50)

(p.201) Chapter 11 Leipzig (1742–50)

Malcolm Boyd

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines developments in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig during the period from 1742 to 1750. During this period, Cantatas 34 and 191 were only his contributions to the regular church services. This chapter suggests that at this time Bach entered his final phase as a composer, after the publication of the last part of Clavier-Ubung in 1742. After this Bach wrote not for the church nor for a princely court, nor even for the collegium musicum.

Keywords:   Johann Sebastian Bach, musical career, composer, Leipzig, cantatas, church music, Clavier-Ubung

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