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Analyzing Bach cantatas

Author: Eric Thomas Chafe
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Bach's cantatas are among the highest achievements of Western musical art, yet studies of the individual cantatas that are both illuminating and detailed are few. In this book, noted Bach expert Eric Chafe combines theological, historical, analytical, and interpretive approaches to the cantatas to offer readers and listeners alike the richest possible experience of these works. A respected theorist of  Read more...
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Chafe, Eric Thomas, 1946-
Analyzing Bach cantatas.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(DLC) 98015109
(OCoLC)38580245
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Thomas Chafe
ISBN: 9780198028291 0198028296 1423761642 9781423761648 9780195347555 0195347552
OCLC Number: 65178174
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 286 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Hermeneutic Matrix ; 2. The Lutheran "Metaphysical" Tradition in Music and Music Theory ; 3. Cantata 21, "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" ; 4. Modal Questions ; 5. Bach's Reflection on the Past: Moral Chorales in Cantata Designs ; 6. Two Chorale Cantatas ; 7. Cantata 77: The Theological Background ; 8. "Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben": An Analysis of Cantata 77 ; 9. Epilogue: Cantata 60, "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Eric Chafe.
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Concentrating on a small number of representative cantatas, mostly from the Leipzig cycles of 1723-24 and 1724-25, and in particular on Cantata 77, Chafe illustrates how Bach strove to mirror both  Read more...

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