Paul Badura-Skoda looks in detail at the various aspects of Bach’s music, providing chapters on rhythm, articulation and dynamics. The second part of the book is devoted to a comprehensive discussion of ornamentation with a detailed examination of each of the signs and symbols used by Bach. The text conveys the author’s passion for an informed interpretation of Bach’s musical and intellectual intentions. Copiously illustrated with music examples, Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard will take its place as a standard work for all students and performers of Bach’s keyboard music. (FB)
Baker, Barbara A.