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Leipzig after Bach : church and concert life in a German city

Author: Jeffrey S Sposato
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Leipzig, Germany, is best known as the city where renowned composer J. S. Bach worked. But the century after his death in 1750 was critically important as well. This book examines how music in  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey S Sposato
ISBN: 9780190616953 0190616954
OCLC Number: 1080964430
Description: xix, 313 pagina's : illustraties, muziek ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of IllustrationsList of Musical ExamplesList of TablesAbbreviationsAcknowledgementsIntroductionI Leipzig, Saxony, and Lutheran Orthodoxy Saxony and the Birth of the Reformation The Establishment of Orthodoxy in Saxony Threats to Orthodoxy: Pietism and Rationalism A Catholic King Leipzig and the Lutheran MassII Church Music and the Rise of the Public Concert, 1743-85 From Collegium to Concert Bach, the Cantata, and the Concerted Mass Gottlob Harrer and the New Era of Leipzig Church Music Johann Friedrich Doles and Approachable Church Music Hiller, Church Music, and the Grosse Concert The GewandhausIII Hiller, Schicht, and the Crises of Church and State, 1785-1823 Hiller as Thomaskantor The Cantor, the Superintendent, and the Crisis in the Church August Muller and the Invasion of Leipzig Schicht and the Transformation of Gewandhaus Sacred Music IV Mendelssohn and the Transformation of Leipzig Musical Culture Schulz, Pohlenz, and a Demand for Change at the Gewandhaus Mendelssohn and a New Vision for Music in Leipzig Programming Trends Mendelssohn and Serious Music "They prefer to ignore Weinlig" An Ally for Change: Moritz Hauptmann as Thomaskantor EpilogueBibliographyIndex
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In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna had their opera houses, which provided the focus for civic music-making. Leipzig was different, there was no opera house. Read more...

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