Fwd: [BachAndHandelResearchResources] New book on The English Bach Awakening
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> The English Bach Awakening: Knowledge of J. S. Bach and his Music in
> England, 1750-1830, has been published by Ashgate. Hitherto this
> subject has been called 'the English Bach revival', but that is a
> misnomer. 'Revival' implies prior life, yet no reference to Bach or
> to his music is known to have been made in England during his
> The book begins with a comprehensive chronology of the English Bach
> Awakening, Eight chapters follow, written by Michael Kassler, Philip
> Olleson and Yo Tomita, which treat particular parts of the Awakening
> and show how they developed. A focus of the book is the history of
> the manuscripts and the printed editions of the '48' (the Well-
> tempered Clavier) in England at this time, and its culmination in
> the 'analysed' edition that Samuel Wesley and Charles Frederick Horn
> published in 1810-1813 and later revised. Wesley's multifaceted role
> in the Bach Awakening is detailed, as are the several efforts that
> were made to translate Forkel's biography of Bach into English. A
> chapter is devoted to A. F. C. Kollmann's endeavour to prove the
> regularity of Bach's Chromatic Fantasy, and the book concludes with a
> discussion of portraits of Bach in England before 1830.
> An order form offering a 15% discount for this book is available on
> the Ashgate Web site at https://www.ashgate.com/shopping/title.asp?
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