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Tureck Bach Research Foundation
Rosalyn Tureck

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An Introduction to the Performance of Bach: A progressive anthology of keyboard music edited, with introductory essays (in three books), Oxford University Press, 1959-1997. Translated into Spanish and Japanese, 1966.

Some second-hand copies can be found here

Book I:
  • Essays on (a) Fingering, (b) Phrasing, (c) Dynamics, (d) Touch, (e) The Function and Use of the Pedals, (f) Ornamentation, (g) Harpsichord, Clavichord, and Piano, (h) Bach's Attitude to Music and Instruments - and Ours.
  • Music: Application in C Major (S. 994), Chorale "Joy and Peace" (S. 512), Musette in D Major (S. Anh. 126), Minuet in G Major (S. Anh. 116), Minuet in G Minor (S. Anh. 115), March in D Major (S. Anh. 122), March in E flat Major (S. Anh. 127), Polonaise in F Major (S. Anh. 117a).
Book II:
  • Further Notes on (a) Ornamentation, (b) Fingering, and (c) Phrasing, and an Essay on (d) Practical Uses of the Pedal. Also, Essays on (e) How to think contrapuntally, (f) How to learn to play contrapuntal structures, and (g) How to play a fugue.
  • Music: Two-Part Invention in C Major (S. 772), Contrapuntal Study (arranged by Rosalyn Tureck), Three-Part Fantasia in G Minor (S. 917), Four-Part Prelude and Fugue in A Minor (S. 895).
Book III:
  • Essay on (a) Manuscripts and Editions, Further Notes on (b) Fingering, (c) Dynamics, (d) Ornamentation, and Essays on (e) Practical Uses of the Sustaining Pedal, and (f) Repeated Sections.
  • Music: Suite in F Minor (S. 823), Suite in A Major (S. 824), and Aria and Ten Variations in the Italian Style (S. 989).

Tureck/Bach Urtext Series: Critical-Facsimile-Performance Editions:

  • I. Concerto in the Italian Style (BWV 971), Edited for Harpsichord or Piano, Schirmer, 1983.
    Source Mss: First and Second Printings, Bach's Copy, (a) Berlin - Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz; (b) Mus. Ms. Bach P215, pp. 76-88; (c) Mus. Ms. Bach P295, pp. 288-96; (d) Boston, Mass. Boston Public Library; (e) M. 200.12 #2 Joh. Chr. Oley.
  • II. Lute Suite in E Minor (BWV 996), Edited for Classical Guitar, Schirmer 1984.
    Source Mss: (a) Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, DDR Mus. Ms. Bach P801, pp. 385-95, in the hand of Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748); (b) Bibliothèque Royale Albert Ier, Brussels, Ms. II 4093 (Fétis 2960), No. 15, in the hand of Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber (1702-1778).
  • III. Lute Suite in C Minor (BWV 997), Edited for Classical Guitar, Schirmer, 1985.
    Source Mss: (a) Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung Berlin, Mus. Ms. Bach P650 (pp. 1-10); (b) Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung Berlin, Mus. Ms. Bach P218 (pp. 21-31); (c) Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, DDR. AmB549/50 No. 2.

Other

  • Authenticity, The Boston Conversazioni (a modified version of a paper originally presented at the first Boston Conversazione for the Fall of 1993, held at the George Sherman Union, Boston University, on October 6, 1993), Boston University, 1994.
  • Preface to: The Music of My Time (Joan Peyser)
  • Cells, Functions, Relationships in Musical Structure and Performance, Proceedings of the Royal Institution, Vol. 67 (August 1996), Oxford Science Press, 1996.
  • Cells, Functions, Relationships in Musical Structure and Performance , Interaction, Journal of the Tureck Bach Research Foundation, Vol. I, 1997. (revised and enlarged).
  • Musical Authenticity: Is it a Legitimate Offspring of Janus?, Interaction, Journal of the Tureck Bach Research Foundation, Vol II, 1998.

Forthcoming Publications:

  • J. S. Bach and Number, Interaction, Journal of the Tureck Bach Research Foundation, Vol III.
  • J.S. Bach and Number (revised), Music and Mathematics, Oxford University Press

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