By that time, Bach was known as the primary of the three Bs in music. Throughout the nineteenth century, 200 books had been printed on Bach. By the end of the century, native Bach societies have been established in a number of cities, and his music had been carried out in all main musical centres.
Within a few weeks this music was published as The Musical Offering and devoted to Frederick. The Schübler Chorales, a set of six chorale preludes transcribed from cantata actions Bach had composed some twenty years earlier, had been published inside a year. Around the same time, the set of 5 canonic variations which Bach had submitted when getting into Mizler’s society in 1747 have been additionally printed. Bach enriched established German types by way of his mastery of counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and his adaptation of rhythms, varieties, and textures from abroad, particularly from … Read More