Bach and Tuning, Paperback / softback Book



Bach and Tuning is strictly concerned with the identification of a historically accurate tuning paradigm that applies to the great majority of Johann Sebastian Bach's music.

Once Bach has his personal tuning aesthetic acknowledged, a new dimension of meaning is invoked in performance through the intended interplay of diverse musical intervals.

This new narrative lays bare Bach's mental calculations regarding his idealized intonation.

Bach, the true chromatic composer of the Baroque, was the scion of a great music family.

Likewise, Andreas Werckmeister was the bright star in a neighboring musical family, only a generation earlier.

Bach and Tuning connects the valuable tuning contribution made by Werckmeister to Bach's musical masterpieces.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 297 pages, 17 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of music & musicology
  • ISBN: 9783631672051



Free delivery within the UK
Standard Delivery
Within the UK

Also by Johnny Reinhard



Available for
immediate download



Available for
immediate download

Also in the Quellen und Studien zur Musikgeschichte von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart. Sources and Studies in series