Understanding Bach Journal

Understanding Bach, the web journal of Bach Network UK, was launched in 2006 with the publication of the first volume on 21 March. It is an annual, open access publication consisting of several sections: main articles, reports and a Young Scholars’ Forum. Each volume is prepared by an editorial board. The editor for volume 12 is Richard D. P. Jones, assisted by Barbara Reul, Yo Tomita and Ruth Tatlow.

Main articles in Understanding Bach are doubly peer-reviewed. Contributors are personally invited to submit articles from papers given at J. S. Bach Dialogue Meetings or at the biennial International Conferences on Baroque Music, and their revised papers are then sent to an expert.

Anyone who signs up to join Bach Network will receive notification of each new volume as it is published. Publication is also announced through social media and international musicological news lists.

Our latest Journal: Understanding Bach 11 (2016)

ISSN 1750–3078

Front matter (full text)

Editorial (with list of abbreviations) (full text)
RUTH TATLOW

Activities around the Composer’s Desk: The Roles of Bach and his Copyists in Parody Production (full text)
TATIANA SHABALINA

Music via Correspondence: A List of the Music Collection of Dresden Kreuzorganist Emanuel Benisch (full text)
SAMANTHA OWENS

The Music of Leipzig’s Royal Catholic Chapel during the Reign of August II (full text)
JANICE B. STOCKIGT

On J. S. Bach’s Compositional Technique (full text)
ULRICH SIEGELE

The Conflict of Symmetrical Form and Text Settings by J. S. Bach (full text)
GERGELY FAZEKAS

Edwin Fischer’s Bach-Pianism in Context (full text)
BRADLEY BROOKSHIRE

Young Scholars’ Forum

A Copyist of Bach and Zelenka: Identifying the Scribes of GB-Ob, MS Tenbury 749 (full text)
ANDREW FRAMPTON

The Case of Bach and Japan: Some Concepts and their Possible Significance (full text)
THOMAS CRESSY

Reports

A Glorious Summer Meeting: the 2015 Dialogue Report (full text)
RUTH TATLOW