Bach's Organ Works and Schumann's <i>Neue Zeitschrift</i>

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917235
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980321 | DOI:
Bach's Organ Works and Schumann's Neue Zeitschrift

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This chapter examines how Robert Schumann promoted Bach's organ works as the editor of the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik. Schumann personally reviewed organ recitals and editions of organ music containing works by Bach, and he published reviews and full-length articles by organist-colleagues of his in which Bach's organ works were prominently mentioned. One such colleague was Eduard Krüger, who corresponded with Schumann about his passion for Bach's organ music and who once visited Schumann in Leipzig. During his stay, Krüger played various Bach organ works for Schumann and heard Schumann's wife Clara play one of them on the couple's piano.

Keywords: Bach; Clara; Krüger; Leipzig; organ; piano; Schumann; Zeitschrift

Chapter.  6158 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Applied Music

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