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, peer-reviewed publication. 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. The articles then undergo a rigorous peer-review procedure. Anyone who signs up to join Bach Network will receive notification of publication of each new volume. Publication is also announced through musicological news lists.

The editorial board is made up of members of the Bach Network council. Yo Tomita and Ruth Tatlow are currently the editors.

Our latest Journal: Understanding Bach 9 (2014)

ISSN 1750-3078

Front Matter (full text)

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

‘Dream Job: Next Exit?’: A Comparative Examination of Selected Career Choices by J. S. Bach and J. F. Fasch (full text)
BARBARA M. REUL

Discoveries in St Petersburg: New Perspectives on Bach and Poland (full text)
TATIANA SHABALINA

Italian Instructive Editions of The Well-Tempered Clavier: A Useful Resource for Performance Practice Studies (full text)
CHIARA BERTOGLIO

‘The Greatest Choral Work that has ever been written’: Wellington Performances of J. S. Bach’s St Matthew Passion, 1899–1941 (full text)
SAMANTHA OWENS

Reports

The Visit of Members of the Dresden Hofkapelle to Bautzen: May 1733 (full text)
JANICE B. STOCKIGT

The Early Enlightenment, Jews, and Bach: Further Considerations (full text)
RAYMOND ERICKSON

Young Scholars’ Forum

J. S. Bach and the Concept of Variety (full text)
NADYA MARKOVSKA

Instructive Editions of J. S. Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin: History and Significance (full text)
VASILIKI PAPADOPOULOU