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The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750: Music to Delight the Spirit

Richard D. P. Jones


This is the second of a two-volume study of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Taking into account the vast increase in our knowledge of the composer due to the Bach scholarship of the last sixty years, this book presents a vivid and in some respects radically new picture of his creative development during the Cöthen (1717–23) and Leipzig years (1723–50). The approach is, as far as possible, chronological and analytical. There are many good biographies of Bach but this book provides an in-depth study of his music.

Keywords: Johann Sebastian Bach, biographies, music making, composers, classical music, Cöthen, Leipzig

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199696284
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696284.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard D. P. Jones, author
Music writer and editor