Jean-Claude Zehnder (*1941) Bach spielen auf der Orgel – eine Leidenschaft
128 pages | 17 x 24 cm | 259 g | ISBN: 978-3-7651-0482-4 | Softbound
„Bach spielen auf der Orgel“ (Playing Bach on the Organ) – the eagerly anticipated and logical addition to the new ten-volume edition of Bach’s organ works – addresses organists of various skills and interests. It is not a scientific textbook focusing on a comprehensive presentation of the sources; it rather aims to make the fascinating cosmos of Bach’s organ compositions accessible and ignite the passion, which is essential for an inspired interpretation.
In his capacity as both a concert organist and a Bach researcher, Jean-Claude Zehnder is, like no other, apt to give the reader an understanding of the diverse aspects of playing Bach in a scientifically founded and yet vivid and exciting way. From Bach’s organs and questions with regard to the registration practice of his time, via performance-technical aspects to thoughts on text reference, proportions and symbolism, no important subject has been left out. Questions of interpretation are discussed by reference to selected works and round off the compact presentation. A bibliography allows further own research.