It is with sadness that we note the passing of an influential Japanese Bach scholar, Yoshitake Kobayashi, on 26 January 2013. A student of Alfred Dürr, Kobayashi continued Dürr’s work, to produce scholarship that has become the definitive reference for Bach scholars. His legacy includes the chronology of Bach’s late works and a catalogue of Bach’s copyists. He leaves a widow, Kirsten Beißwenger, to whom we express our deepest sympathy.
6th February 2013