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Bach's Silence, Mattheson's Words: Professional and Humanist Ways of Speaking of Music

Keith Chapin (ed.)

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The German musicians Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Mattheson faced off against each other time and again over the course of the early eighteenth century, though they did so each in his own way. ... More


Christoph Raupach and Johann Mattheson

Eric Chafe

in Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217297
eISBN:
9780190217310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter considers how the foretaste of eternity was interpreted by two musician authors of the early and mid-eighteenth century, Christoph Raupach and Johann Mattheson. Raupach, little known ... More


Tears into Wine: J. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts

Eric Chafe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217297
eISBN:
9780190217310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A study of J. S. Bach’s Cantata 21, the fourth cantata composed by Bach in Weimar 1714 after his elevation to the position of concert master. Bach’s longest cantata to this point in his career, ... More


Making Music Speak

Andrew H. Clark (ed.)

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the manner in which music was seen in the eighteenth century as a common good. In both religious and secular communities it was envisaged as a strategic means to effect and ... More


Phrase Structure

Danuta Mirka

in Hypermetric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart: Chamber Music for Strings, 1787 - 1791

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548905
eISBN:
9780197548936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548905.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on phrase structure, whose discussion in the eighteenth century was subsumed under the theory of melody and based on the parallel between music and language. The first part is ... More


Expression

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the middle of the sixteenth century humanist writers had begun to raise serious questions about music as a sounding manifestation of number. Faced with a growing body of empirical evidence, ... More


Two Eighteenth-Century Views

Christopher Hasty

in Meter as Rhythm: 20th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190886912
eISBN:
9780197506561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886912.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses two viewpoints on rhythm and meter from the eighteenth century. In Der vollkommene Capellmeister (1739), Johann Mattheson systematically develops the concept of die Rhythmik as ... More


Civilizing Instruments

Andrew Talle

in Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One of Bach’s librettists observed in 1725: “anything one can see, hear, smell, taste, feel, sense or in any other way experience or imagine has to be described as galant, totally galant, and ... More


Hypermeter, Phrase Structure, and Rhetorical Figures

Danuta Mirka

in Hypermetric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart: Chamber Music for Strings, 1787 - 1791

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197548905
eISBN:
9780197548936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197548905.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The theory of music-rhetorical figures, originating with Joachim Burmeister and Christoph Bernhard, was relaunched by Johann Mattheson and further developed by Johann Adolph Scheibe and Johann ... More


Beyond “Beautiful”: Searching for Meaning in Music

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola, vol. II: A Fifty-Lesson Course

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780197525111
eISBN:
9780197528679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525111.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The lesson starts by comparing two paintings. One, purely decorative, depicts a vase of flowers. The other, Rembrandt’s portrait of Homer, is meaningful in many ways: to describe it merely as ... More


Form

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For many writers in the period between 1550 and 1850, form was the central quality by which to relate music’s essence to its effect. Most adhered to the principles of Pythagoreanism, either in a ... More


Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination

Tito Boeri, Eleonora Patacchini, and Giovanni Peri (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729853
eISBN:
9780191796500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Using newly collected and existing data and modern econometric approaches, the book analyzes the issue of wage and employment differences between genders and along less explored dimensions such as ... More


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