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Pluto, the Underworld King

Olivia Bloechl

in Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226522753
eISBN:
9780226522890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522890.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter looks at the political characterization of the god Pluto in underworld acts of French tragédies en musique and related genres. It begins with an overview of conventions for representing ... More


Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Music, Theology, Culture

Markus Rathey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190275259
eISBN:
9780190275273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275259.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is one of his most popular pieces. This book is the first thorough study of this masterpiece in English. While giving a comprehensive overview of the ... More


The Bridegroom and the Enemy (Part VI)

Markus Rathey

in Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Music, Theology, Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190275259
eISBN:
9780190275273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275259.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

While Bach makes extensive use of parodies from secular cantatas throughout the oratorio, the sixth part of the oratorio, which is analyzed in this chapter, is almost entirely based on an earlier ... More


Prologue

Markus Rathey

in Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Music, Theology, Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190275259
eISBN:
9780190275273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275259.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter outlines the methodology of the book and draws a first connection between the theological and cultural context of the oratorio and Bach’s composition score. The chapter also summarizes ... More


Layers of Time: The Theology of the Christmas Oratorio

Markus Rathey

in Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Music, Theology, Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190275259
eISBN:
9780190275273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275259.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The rejection of older traditions of celebrating Christmas, as outlined in chapter 2, led to a new theological understanding of the feast. Central ideas that are emphasized by seventeenth- and ... More


Mundane and Celestial Harmonies (Part II)

Markus Rathey

in Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio: Music, Theology, Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190275259
eISBN:
9780190275273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275259.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter analyzes the second part of the oratorio. It explores how early modern concepts of music as reflections of heavenly and divine harmony are realized in several movements of this part of ... More


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