Understanding Bach Journal
Understanding Bach, the web journal of Bach Network, was launched in 2006 with the publication of the first volume on 21 March. It is an open access publication consisting of several sections: main articles, reports and a Young Scholars’ Forum. Each volume is prepared by an editorial board with a main editor. The first twelve volumes were published annually from 2006–2017. From 2017 it will be produced every two years, UB 13 scheduled for publication on 21 March 2019.
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.
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Our latest Journal: Understanding Bach 12 (2017)
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‘Having to perform and direct the music in the Capellmeister’s stead for two whole years’: Observations on How Bach Understood His Post during the 1740s (full text)
MICHAEL MAUL (translated by BARBARA M. REUL)