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Bach & God

Michael Marissen (Author)
Bach & God explores the religious character of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Noted musicologist Michael Marissen offers wide-ranging insights from detailed investigations of both words and music. Bach is inexhaustible, and Bach & God suggests that through close contextual study there is always more to discover and learn
Print Book, English, 2016
Oxford University Press, New York, 2016
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xxi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9780190606954, 0190606959
Basic Lutheranism in cantatas. "On the musically theological" in Bach's cantatas ; Historically informed readings of the librettos from Bach's cantatas
Taking up anti-Judaism in cantatas. Bach's cantata on the destruction of Jerusalem ; Bach's cantatas and "the Jews" in the Gospel of John
Not taking up anti-Judaism in passion settings. Bach's St. John passion and "the Jews" ; Blood, people, and crowds in Bach's St. Matthew passion
Religious expression in secular chamber music. The theological character of Bach's Musical offering