Classification system of the Leipzig Bach Archive

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A - Bibliographies, catalogues, periodicals
A Bibliographies, catalogues, periodicals
   
AB General reference works
AB 1 Bibliographies
AB 2 Encyclopedias
AB 21    Encyclopedias of music
AB 22    General encyclopedias
AB 23    Concert guides
AB 24    Biographical reference
AB 3 Catalogues
AB 31    Library catalogues, inventories of archives
AB 32    Catalogues of museums and private collections
AB 33    Exhibition catalogues
AB 34    Publisher's catalogues, auction catalogues
AB 35    Catalogues of sound recordings, discographies
AB 4 Dictionaries
AB 41    Music dictionaries
AB 42    General dictionaries
AB 421       monolingual
AB 422       multilingual
AB 5 Indexes, registers, directories
AB 51    Thematic catalogues / catalogues raisonné
AB 52    Estate indexes
AB 53    Address books
AB 54    Textbooks
AB 55    Matriculation records
AB 56    Thematic indexes
AB 57    Other indexes
   
AF Bach reference works
AF 1 Encyclopedias
AF 2 Catalogues
AF 21    Sales catalogues
AF 22    Catalogues of music collections
AF 23    Topic catalogues
AF 24    Library catalogues
AF 25    Exhibition catalogues
AF 3 Indexes, registers, directories
AF 31    Discographies
AF 32    Bibliographies
AF 33    Thematic catalogues / catalogues raisonné
AF 34    Indexes of selected works, calendar
AF 35    Other indexes
   
AP Periodicals
AP 1 Newspapers
AP 2 Journals, serials, magazines
AP 3 Annuals
AP 4 Calendars
   
AS Anthologies, collected editions
AS 1 Festschriften, commemorative publications
AS 2 Congress reports
AS 3 Compilations of essays, compilations of lectures
AS 4 Letters
C - Life of J.S. Bach
C Life of J.S. Bach
   
CB Biographies
CB 1 Overviews
CB 2 Individual periods in life
CB 21    Childhood
CB 211       Eisenach
CB 212       Ohrdruf
CB 22    Youth
CB 221       Lüneburg
CB 222       Hamburg
CB 24    Death, end of life, medical issues, illness
CB 3 Individual aspects
CB 31    Monetary circumstances
CB 32    Estate, inheritance
CB 33    Travels
CB 34    Library
CB 35    Organ inspections
CB 351       Seal (emblem)
CB 36    Bach as a teacher
CB 4 Places of activity
CB 41    Arnstadt
CB 42    Köthen, Weißenfels
CB 43    Leipzig
CB 431       Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church)
CB 4311          Thomaskantor (Cantorship at St. Thomas)
CB 43111             Predecessors
CB 43112             Successors
CB 4312          Thomasschule (St. Thomas School), St. Thomas School Library
CB 43121             Rectors and teachers
CB 432       Paulinerkirche (University Church of St. Paul)
CB 433       Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church)
CB 44    Mühlhausen
CB 45    Weimar
   
CD Biographical source material
CD 1 Letters
CD 2 Contemporary sources, documents
   
CG Spiritual world, mentality, personality, mysticism
CG 1 Faith, piety, religiousness
CG 2 Character
CG 3 Sacred - secular
CG 4 Aesthetics
   
CI Iconography
CI 1 Bach portraits generally
CI 2 Individual Bach portraits
CI 3 Sculpture
CI 31    Monuments generally
CI 32    Individual monuments
CI 33    Busts, sculptures
CI 4 Painting, Drawing, Graphics
CI 41    Drawings
CI 42    Portraits
CI 43    Modern times
CI 44    Stamps, philately
   
CR Scenic representations
CR 1 Plays, dramas
CR 2 Radio plays
CR 3 Film, television
CR 4 Opera, musical comedy
   
CZ Fictional representations
CZ 1 Novels
CZ 2 Novellas, stories, children's books
CZ 3 Poetry
D - Family, pupils
D Family, pupils
   
DF Family history
DF 1 Overviews
DF 2 Family trees, genealogy
DF 3 Ancestors, different places
DF 31    Arnstadt
DF 32    Eisenach
DF 33    Erfurt
DF 34    Gehren
DF 35    Meiningen
DF 36    Mühlhausen
DF 37    Ohrdruf
DF 38    Wechmar
   
DM Family
DM 1 Parents
DM 11    Father, Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645-1695)
DM 12    Mother, Maria Elisabeth Bach, née Lämmerhirt (1644-1694)
DM 2 Siblings
DM 21    Brothers
DM 22    Sisters
DM 3 Wives
DM 31    Maria Barbara Bach (1684-1720)
DM 32    Anna Magdalena Bach, née Wilcke (1701-1760)
DM 4 Children
DM 41    Daughters
DM 42    Sons
DM 421       Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)
DM 4211          Overviews
DM 4212          Life
DM 4213          Works
DM 422       Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
DM 4221          Overviews
DM 4222          Life
DM 42221             Weimar, Köthen, Leipzig (1714-1734)
DM 42222             Frankfurt / Oder (1734-1738)
DM 42223             Berlin (ca. 1738-1768)
DM 42224             Hamburg (1768-1788)
DM 4223          Works
DM 42231             Vocal works
DM 42232             Keyboard works
DM 42233             Chamber music
DM 42234             Concertos, orchestral works
DM 42235             Theoretical works
DM 4224          Editions
DM 4225          Documents and letters, bibliographies
DM 4226          Reception
DM 423       Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795)
DM 424       Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach (1715-1739)
DM 425       Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
DM 5 Other relatives
DM 51    Johann Sebastian Bach the Younger (1748-1778)
DM 52    Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759-1845)
DM 53    Johann Elias Bach (1705-1755)
   
DS Pupils
DS 1 Overviews
DS 2 Individual pupils
DS 21    Agricola, Johann Friedrich (1720-1774)
DS 22    Altnickol, Johann Christoph (1719-1759)
DS 23    Doles, Johann Friedrich (1715-1797)
DS 24    Gerber, Heinrich Nicolaus (1702-1775)
DS 25    Homilius, Gottfried August (1714-1785)
DS 26    Kellner, Johann Peter (1705-1772)
DS 27    Kirnberger, Johann Philipp (1721-1783)
DS 28    Kittel, Johann Christian (1732-1809)
DS 29    Krebs, Johann Ludwig (1713-1780) and Johann Tobias (1690-1762)
DS 30    Mizler, Lorenz Christoph (1711-1778)
DS 31    Müthel, Johann Gottfried (1728-1788)
DS 32    Nichelmann, Christoph (1717-1762)
DS 33    Wagner, Georg Gottfried (1698-1756)
F - Work analysis & interpretation, style analysis & criticism
F Work analysis & interpretation, style analysis & criticism
   
FI Instrumental works
FI 1 Organ works
FI 11    Toccatas
FI 12    Preludes, fantasias
FI 13    Fugues
FI 14    Chorales
FI 15    Choral preludes
FI 2 Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book)
FI 21    Arnstädter Orgelbüchlein
FI 3 Keyboard works
FI 31    Inventions, duets
FI 32    Suites, partitas
FI 321       Individual suite movements
FI 33    Preludes, fugues
FI 331       Individual preludes
FI 332       Chromatic fantasia
FI 333       Toccatas
FI 34    Sonatas
FI 341       Individual sonata movements
FI 35    Variations, capricci
FI 351       Goldberg Variations
FI 36    Well-Tempered Clavier
FI 37    Clavier-Übung I - III
FI 371       Italian Concerto, Overture in the French style
FI 38    Anna Magdalena Bach's Klavierbüchlein
FI 39    Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Klavierbüchlein
FI 4 Works for lute
FI 5 Chamber music
FI 51    Solo violin
FI 52    Solo violoncello
FI 53    Flute
FI 54    Violin and keyboard
FI 6 Instrumental music
FI 61    Instrumental concertos
FI 611       Brandenburg Concertos
FI 62    Overtures, sinfonias
FI 7 Canons
FI 8 Musical Offering
FI 9 Art of Fugue
   
FK Vocal works
FK 1 Texts
FK 11    Word-tone correlation, rhetoric
FK 12    Textbooks
FK 13    Text interpretations
FK 14    Librettists
FK 2 Cantatas
FK 21    Secular cantatas
FK 22    Sacred cantatas
FK 3 Motets
FK 4 Masses, Mass movements
FK 41    Mass in B minor (B-minor mass)
FK 5 Magnificat
FK 6 Passions
FK 61    St John Passion
FK 62    St Luke Passion
FK 63    St Mark Passion
FK 64    St Matthew Passion
FK 7 Oratorios
FK 71    Christmas Oratorio
FK 72    Ascension Oratorio
FK 73    Easter Oratorio
FK 8 Chorales, sacred songs
FK 81    Schemelli's Hymnal
FK 9 Secular songs, arias, quodlibet
FK 91    Wedding Quodlibet
   
FP Parodies, arrangements
FP 1 Parodies
FP 12    Parody technique
FP 2 Arrangements
FP 21    Arrangements of own works
FP 22    Arrangements of works by other composers
FP 3 Influence, role models
   
FS Music theory, study of musical forms
FS 1 Overviews
FS 2 Composition technique
FS 21    Theory of composition, structure
FS 211       Counterpoint
FS 212       Motifs, themes
FS 213       Rhythm
FS 214       Figured bass, thorough bass, basso continuo theory
FS 215       Theory of harmony
FS 216       Theory of melody
FS 217       Study of figures, rhetoric
FS 22    Musical forms
FS 221       Vocal forms
FS 2211          Cantability
FS 222       Types of vocal forms
FS 2221          Recitative
FS 2222          Aria
FS 2223          Chorale technique
FS 223       Instrumental forms
FS 224       Individual instrumental forms
FS 2241          Canon
FS 2242          Fugue
FS 2243          Ricercare
FS 3 Elements of musical forms
FS 31    Metrics
FS 32    Tempo
FS 321       Metre
FS 33    Symmetry
FS 4 Emotions, affects
FS 41    Symbols of motifs
FS 42    Symbols of forms
FS 43    Number symbolism
H - Reception
H Reception
   
HD Effects on posterity, Bach tradition
HD 1 Documents
HD 2 Effect on music generally, Bach's impact on the course of history
HD 21    Music at home
HD 22    School music, music education
HD 23    Church music
HD 231       Organ playing
HD 3 Effect on individual composers
HD 31    B-A-C-H motif
HD 4 Confessions to Bach, speeches, appreciations
HD 5 Effect on the 18th century
HD 6 Effect on the 19th century
HD 7 Effect on the 20th century, Bach and the presence
HD 8 Bach renaissance
HD 9 Bach in medicine
   
HI Associations, institutions, archives
HI 1 Associations, Bach associations
HI 2 Institutions
HI 21    Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Institut Göttingen
HI 22    Internationale Bach-Akademie Stuttgart
HI 221       Sommerakademie (Sommer academy)
HI 23    Individual institutions
HI 3 Archives
HI 31    Bach-Archiv Leipzig (Bach Archive)
HI 311       Bachfest Leipzig (Bach Festival)
HI 312       Bach-Museum Leipzig
HI 313       Internationaler Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb (Bach Competition)
HI 4 Bach societies
HI 41    Neue Bachgesellschaft Leipzig (New Bach Society)
HI 411       Bachfestivals of the Neue Bachgesellschaft
HI 42    Internationale Bachgesellschaft Schaffhausen
HI 43    Berliner Bach Gesellschaft
   
HG Memorials
HG 1 Memorials generally
HG 2 Individual memorials
HG 21    Mühlhausen
HG 22    Arnstadt
HG 23    Eisenach
HG 24    Köthen
HG 241       Festivals
HG 25    Leipzig
HG 251       Grave, reconstruction of the skull
HG 26    Ohrdruf, Wechmar
HG 27    Weimar
HG 3 Organs
   
HL Bach cultivation
HL 1 Days, weeks and years of remembrance
HL 12    Birthday
HL 13    Anniversary of Bach's death
HL 131       Bach-Händel Year 1935
HL 132       Bach Year 1950
HL 133       Bach Year 1985
HL 134       Bach Year 2000
HL 14    Literature reports
HL 15    Performance reports
HL 151       Bach-Händel Festival 1909
HL 2 Bach festivals
HL 21    Greifswalder Bachwoche
HL 22    Wiesbadener Bachwochen
HL 23    Thüringer Bachwochen
HL 3 Competitions, Bach prizes
HL 4 Other events, colloquia, symposia
HL 5 Individual places, regions
HL 6 Individual choirs, orchestras
HL 61    Thomanerchor Leipzig (St. Thomas Choir)
HL 611       Travels
HL 62    Gewandhaus Leipzig
HL 7 Foreign countries
HL 723    Australia
HL 712    Austria
HL 720    Belgium
HL 701    Brazil
HL 702    Bulgaria
HL 703    Chile
HL 704    Czech Republic
HL 705    Denmark
HL 707    Estonia
HL 727    Finland
HL 708    France
HL 706    Great Britain
HL 719    Greece
HL 717    Hungary
HL 721    Ireland
HL 728    Israel
HL 709    Italy
HL 710    Japan
HL 711    Netherlands
HL 726    Norway
HL 713    Poland
HL 724    Romania
HL 714    Russia
HL 725    Slovakia
HL 722    Spain
HL 715    Sweden
HL 716    Switzerland
HL 718    USA
HL 8 Personalities of Bach cultivation
HL 81    in the 18th century
HL 82    in the 19th century
HL 83    in the 20th century
HL 84    in the 21st century
HL 9 Museums
HL 91    Exhibitions
M - Musicology
M Musicology
   
MB Study of musical instruments (history, making, playing)
MB 1 String instruments
MB 11    Bowed string instruments
MB 111       Violin
MB 12    Plucked instruments
MB 14    Keyboard instruments
MB 141       Piano
MB 142       Harpsichord
MB 143       Organ
MB 144       Clavichord
MB 2 Wind instruments
MB 21    Flute instruments
MB 22    Clarinet instruments
MB 23    Oboe instruments
MB 3 Acoustics
   
MI General music theory
MI 1 Musicological principles
MI 2 Harmony, counterpoint, melody
MI 3 Musical forms, genres
MI 31    Vocal music
MI 32    Instrumental music
MI 321       Orchestral music
MI 322       Chamber music
MI 33    Individual forms and genres
MI 331       Aria
MI 332       Duet
MI 333       Fugue
MI 334       Cantata
MI 335       Concerto
MI 336       Song
MI 337       Motet
MI 338       Oratorio
MI 339       Sonata
MI 4 Church music
MI 41    Catholic church music
MI 42    Protestant church music
MI 5 Musical education
MI 6 Theory of composition
MI 7 Music aesthetics
MI 8 Sociology of music
MI 9 Philology of music, history of music theory
   
MR Music history
MR 1 Music history generally
MR 2 Individual time periods
MR 21    Middle Ages
MR 22    Renaissance, Baroque
MR 23    Classical, First Viennese School, Romanticism
MR 24    20th century, Modern times
MR 3 Individual countries, regions, towns
MR 4 Individual composers
MR 5 Description of several personalities
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