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. Main articles are 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. 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 10 (2015)

ISSN 1750–3078

Front matter (full text)

Editorial (with list of abbreviations) (full text)
YO TOMITA

A Cantata-Text Cycle of 1728 from Nuremberg: A preliminary report on a discovery relating to J. S. Bach’s so-called ‘Third Annual Cycle’ (full text)
CHRISTINE BLANKEN

‘Aus eigener Erfahrung redet’: Bach, Luther, and Mary’s Voice in the Magnificat, BWV 243 (full text)
WENDY HELLER

Remaining Sihouettes of Lost Bach Manuscripts? Re-evaluating J. P. Kellner’s Copy of J. S. Bach’s Solo String Compositions (full text)
ZOLTÁN SZABÓ

Keyboard Technique as Contrapuntal Structure in J. S. Bach’s Clavier Works (full text)
MATTHEW J. HALL

J. S. Bach and the Two Cultures of Musical Form (full text)
GERGELY FAZEKAS

Bach and Poland in the Eighteenth Century (full text)
SZYMON PACZKOWSKI

Current Concerns

A Missed Opportunity: Reflections on Written by Mrs Bach (full text)
RUTH TATLOW

Reports

Cantors, Schoolmasters, and Directors of Music: New Research on Bach’s Students (full text)
BERND KOSKA

Bach to the Future: Recontextualising the Solo Violin Canon in 2014 (full text)
PIERS HELLAWELL

Ten Years of Bach Network UK (full text)
RUTH TATLOW