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Bach's changing world : voices in the community

"Bach's Changing World: Voices in the Community studies the community in which Bach spent the last, longest, and most prestigious part of his life: the Leipzig middle class. These essays by prominent musicologists and scholars of religious history and German culture highlight the dynamic religious, social, and political forces that emerged during the composer's lifetime. Using entertainment venues and all forms of commercially produced and distributed literature - "popular" in that world - as well as "official" documents, they explore Leipzig's distinctive middle-class public culture. Contemporary thought was fragmented, intellectually complex, and unable to assimilate the multiplicity of ideas, beliefs, and values that were simultaneously current
Print Book, English, 2006
University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY, 2006
xvi, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
9781580461900, 1580461905
Transitions, Transformations, Reversals: Rethinking Bach's World - Carol BaronTumultuous Philosophers, Pious Rebels, Revolutionary Teachers, Pedanti Clerics, Vengeful Bureaucrats, Threatened Tyrants, - Carol BaronFamily Values and Dysfunctional Families: Home Life in the Moral Weeklies and Comedies of Bach's Leipzig - John W. Van CleveBach in the Midst of Religious Transition - Joyce Louise IrwinBach's Situation in the Cultural Politics of Contemporary Leipzig - Ulrich SiegeleThe Reception of the Cantata during Leipzig Church Services, 1700-1750 - Tanya KevorkianFrom Salon to Kaffeekranz: Gender Wars and the Coffee Cantata in Bach's Lei - Katherine R. GoodmanA Treatise on Liturgical Text Settings (1710), by Johann Kuhnau - Ruben WeltschRandom Thoughts About Church Music in Our Day (1721), by Gottfried Ephraim - Joyce Louise Irwin