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J.S. Bach and the oratorio tradition

Author: Daniel R Melamed
Publisher: Urbana [IL] : University of Illinois Press, 2011.
Series: Bach perspectives, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A variety of viewpoints on Bach's oratorios, from contemporary repertory to analysis and theology

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Genre/Form: Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel R Melamed
ISBN: 9780252035845 0252035844
OCLC Number: 660519385
Description: 152 pages : illustrations, music, facsimiles ; 28 cm.
Contents: Under the spell of opera? : Bach's oratorio trilogy / Christoph Wolff --
Johann Sebastian Bach and Barthold Heinrich Brockes / Daniel R. Melamed --
Drama and discourse : the form and function of chorale tropes in Bach's oratorios / Markus Rathey --
Oratorio on five afternoons : from the Lübeck Abendmusiken to Bach's Christmas oratorio / Kerala J. Snyder --
The triumph of "instrumental melody" : aspects of musical poetics in Bach's St. John passion / Laurence Dreyfus --
Bach's Ascension oratorio : God's kingdoms and their representation / Eric Chafe.
Series Title: Bach perspectives, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel R. Melamed.

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"A significant step forward in our understanding of Bach's oratorios."--Music & Letters "A handsomely produced, even luxurious, series of essay-collections."--Times Literary Supplement

 
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