October 7, 2007 |
THIRSTY for Bach? A pair of overlapping festivals dip into his influences, organ and choral works and chamber music, with concerts that continue through the month. Opening the 34th annual Long Beach Bach Festival today at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 E. 7th St., is a program that explores the composer's debt to organist Dietrich Buxtehude.
June 15, 2007 |
German researchers have completed the final volume of a new collection of the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach, crowning a 55-year effort, the head of Leipzig's Bach Archive said. The Neue Bach-Ausgabe, or New Bach Edition, was compiled by the Bach Archive and the Johann Sebastian Bach Institute in Goettingen. It consists of more than 100 volumes, with the composer's cantatas filling more than 40 alone, said Christoph Wolff, director of the Bach Archive. The first volume was in 1953.
September 1, 2006 |
The oldest known manuscripts of Johann Sebastian Bach -- handwritten copies of works by two other composers -- have been discovered in a German library that was heavily damaged in a fire two years ago, researchers said Thursday. The two manuscripts date from around 1700 and contain copies Bach made of organ music composed by Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Adam Reincken, said Hellmut Seemann, president of the Foundation of Weimar Classics.
April 30, 2006 |
WERE Bach's famous cello suites and other works really written by his second wife, Anna Magdalena? That's what Martin Jarvis, a professor at the Charles Darwin University school of music in Darwin, Australia, believes. Using police forensic science techniques and some internal musical evidence, Jarvis claims that Anna Magdalena was the composer of the six suites, not merely the copyist, as traditionally believed.
March 6, 2006 |
Promising to give it "the full monty," British harpsichord maestro Richard Egarr, making his first solo tour of the United States, will perform J.S. Bach's masterwork, the "Goldberg Variations," as well as the seldom-heard 14 "Goldberg Canons," on Friday at the Doheny Mansion in Los Angeles.
June 9, 2005 |
A previously unknown work by Johann Sebastian Bach has been discovered in a crate of 18th century birthday cards, researchers said in Germany. They said the aria for soprano and string or keyboard accompaniment composed for a duke's birthday in 1713 is the first music from the renowned composer to surface in three decades. Michael Maul of the Bach Archive Foundation found the composition last month in the eastern city of Weimar. The foundation said Bach wrote the two-page score at age 28.