Manuscripts

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is three-fold: first, to explain systematically the multiple disciplines that have to be employed in the study of manuscripts; second, to review the evolution and development of methodologies used by the scholars who have shaped the present form of scholarship, and to chart outstanding problems that have yet to be resolved; and third, to offer some ideas of what future research might entail and in what way scholarship might unfold. Since numerous and disparate methodologies are employed in the study of Bach manuscripts, the discussions that follow will take nothing for granted, but will describe and define each one as it relates to understanding and reproducing, with as much accuracy as possible, Bach’s intentions in the manuscripts that contain his music.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach
EditorsRobin Leaver
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages47-88
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)9781315452814
ISBN (Print)9781409417903
Publication statusPublished - 02 Dec 2016

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