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Hearing Bach's Passions

Author: Daniel R Melamed
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Johann Sebastian Bach's two surviving passions--St. John and St. Matthew--are an essential part of the modern repertory. These large, complex pieces are well loved, but due to our distance from the original context in which they were performed, questions and problems emerge. Bach scholar Daniel Melamed examines the issues we encounter when we hear the passions performed today, and offers insight into Bach's passion  Read more...
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Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Melamed
ISBN: 0195169336 9780195169331 9781423720577 1423720571
OCLC Number: 55671311
Description: xi, 178 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Performing forces and their significance. Vocal forces in Bach's Passions ; Singers and roles in Bach's Passions --
Passions in performance. The double chorus in the St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 ; Which St. John Passion BWV 245? ; A St. Mark Passion makes the rounds --
Phantom Passions. Parody and reconstruction : the St. Mark Passion BWV 247 ; Bach/not Bach : the anonymous St. Luke Passion BWV 246.
Responsibility: Daniel R. Melamed.
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Bach's passions are an essential part of the modern repertory. This work provides an insight into Bach's passion settings. It uses the Bach repertory to introduce readers to some intriguing issues in  Read more...

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