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Between Opera and Architecture: The B Minor Mass BWV 232

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Johann Sebastian Bach’s B Minor Mass, considered by Hans Georg Nägeli to be the ‘greatest artwork of all times and all people’. The history of B Minor Mass started as a sort of ... More


Seeing and Understanding: The Oratorios for Easter and Ascension BWV 249 and 11

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Johann Sebastian Bach’s oratorios for Easter Sunday and Ascension Day. Easter Oratorio and Ascension Oratorio were composed for use during the regular morning liturgy. A common ... More


From Love Song to Lullaby: The Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the Christmas Oratorio, with particular emphasis on the relationship between Johann Sebastian Bach’s interest in operatic scenes and his setting of the nativity story. The ... More


Postlude

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book has explored Johann Sebastian Bach’s major vocal works, with particular emphasis on their place in the liturgy, the theologies of love and divine presence, and the musical techniques ... More


A Female Voice: Mary in Bach’s Magnificat Settings BWV 243 and 10

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on two settings of the Magnificat, the praise of Mary, a festive, Latin Magnificat, and a German chorale cantata based on the same text. The Magnificat is a piece about Christ’s ... More


Odd Men Out

Peter Kivy

in The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087581
eISBN:
9780300135114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087581.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter explains why composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Joseph Haydn were not included in this study of musical genius in modern times. It suggests that Bach and Haydn, in their lives and ... More


Prelude

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book contains introductions to six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s major vocal works: Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, St John Passion, St Matthew Passion, B Minor Mass, Ascension Oratorio, and Easter ... More


The Passion and the Passions: The St Matthew Passion BWV 244

Markus Rathey

in Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the St Matthew Passion and its interpretation of the death of Christ as a manifestation of divine love. George Frideric Handel’s Messiah reflected the esthetics of Victorian ... More


Bach's Major Vocal Works: Music, Drama, Liturgy

Markus Rathey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300217209
eISBN:
9780300219517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217209.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach’s major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this book provides an introduction to ... More


• St Paul

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0044
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The oratorio St Paul established Felix Mendelssohn's reputation as the leading young composer of the day. Premiered at Düsseldorf in 1836 and published the following year, St Paul was acknowledged ... More


• Musical Activities

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical activities played an important role in the education of Felix Mendelssohn and his siblings. Felix, in particular, gained so much practical experience from the regular Sunday concerts that ... More


• Editing Music

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Following the practice of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others, Felix Mendelssohn arranged a number of baroque choral compositions for the larger orchestral resources during his time. One such ... More


• Improvisation

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, Western

At the age of twelve, Felix Mendelssohn was already an intrepid improviser. His improvisation was inseparable from his performance of his own and other composers' music. Mendelssohn was willing to ... More


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