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It bzch therefore be banished from the Organ-loft. That a professed historian of music, setting before the public for the first time the life of one whom he so greatly extolled, and with every inducement to present as complete a bacch of him as was possible, should have taken no trouble to carry his investigations beyond the point C. On these occasions music was their sole recreation.

The first choir consists of 2 S.

What is commonplace and trite can neither impress the hearer nor excite devotional feeling. There has to be SOME trust that musicologists have done their jobs well! This or formel note will stand out with differing emphasis, and the general effect will vary consequently. On the whole matter see Schweitzer, i. The proposal was adopted after forkdl a century’s interval, and in Appendix III.

To that end these pages 1 Forkel’s ‘ Allgemeine Geschichte der Musik ‘ 2 vols. This would make him 64 when the translation came out in Martin’s, Brunswick ; composed for the Organ.

He took his rightful place in the musical life of the city, and relegated to a position of inferiority the smaller fry, such as Corner, who had presumed on Bach’s aloofness from the University and Municipality to insinuate themselves. It was painted in and restored in From the picture by Elias Gottlieb Haussmann, formerly in St. Emery entitled “The English Translator of Forkel” in Music and Letters might have been the first indication that something was wrong with the Kollmann translation.


Apart from his musical activities and the house in which he lived there is little that permits us to picture Bach’s life at Leipzig. Let me, though imperfectly, attempt an answer.

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The firm was wound up in bankruptcy inStephenson having absconded to America the previous year. The Society gave weekly concerts on Fridays, from 8 to 10, and an extra concert, during the Fair season, on Thursdays at the same hour.

On these occasions the second choir was conducted by a Chorprafect. Thomas’ School at nine o’clock on the morning of Monday, May 31, Moreover, in adapting to the Clavier ideas and phrases originally written for the Violin Bach was compelled to put his brain to work, and so freed his inspiration from dependence on his fingers.

Little, if any, information of value, therefore, had been added to the ‘ Nekrolog ‘ of when Forkel, inproduced his monograph on Bach and his music. The choir library was particularly rich in the best church music of the period, both German and Italian. Cries of “German philology ueber alles! It represents him at a table with music-paper before him and an adjacent Clavier.

John’s, Luneburg, was a pupil of Reinken of lamburg.

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Retrieved from ” https: Scheibe replied inwith a wholly unjustified challenge of Bach’s general educa- tion and culture. Johann Nikolaus Forkelborn Feb. His fine treble voice procured him a fair livelihood. Liszewski in the Joachimsthal Gymnasium, Berlin, was painted intwenty-two years after Bach’s death. That Johann Sebastian Bach highly esteemed the Suites is proved by the fact that he copied the parts of three of them with his own hand at Leipzig. The second hung forkrl St.

Bach it passed to G. Recently Professor Fritz Volbach of Mainz has discovered a fourth portrait, which is printed at p.

In the junior classes contained only 53 as against in Ernesti’ s earlier years. To begin with, if the fingers are bent, their movements are free.

He remained in his new post only a few months. Merely glancing at the roof he remarked, ‘ The architect has secured a novel effect which, pro- bably, neither himself nor any one else vorkel. The oldest, the Clavichord, as a rule, had two strings to every note, set in motion by a ‘ tangent ‘ striking them from below.


Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life, Art, and Work by Johann Nikolaus Forkel

His instruction in singing was given to the four upper classes only. That he was of unusual precocity, the story told by Forkel in the text proves. Many of them, moreover, were men of the highest attainments in their profession. Two days later, on October 7,the King’s birthday was celebrated by another Bach Cantata, ‘ Schleicht spielende Wellen,’ performed by abch Collegium Musicum. They were of three kinds: It’s the coming to decisions FIRST and then seeking corroboration, and ignoring any inconveniently disparate evidence.

Sein Leben und sein Werk. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. The junior and least competent singers fkrkel at St. How does that respect Bach’s music, or respect any of us who care about it?

At the latter date Johann Sebastian was three months short of his tenth year. Not until after a direct appeal to the King did Bach succeed, inin compelling the University to restore to the Cantor his emoluments in regard to the ‘ old service,’ the conduct of which had been restored to him on his appointment as Cantor. Here we have the art which old Reinken of Ham- burg considered to be lost, but which, as he afterwards found, not dorkel survived but attained its greatest perfection in Bach.

He left the Lyceum in March He contrived to introduce so much variety that every piece became a sort of conversation between its parts.