Bach's Changing World: Voices in the Community

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Carol Baron
University Rochester Press, 2006 - Music - 264 pages
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The Leipzig middle-class evolved with the cooperation and gratitude of an extravagant, greedy, and disinterested absolutist ruler. Bach's Changing World documents how this community and other German communities responded to a variety of religious, social, and political demands that emerged during the years of the composer's lifetime. An accepted, admired, and trusted member of this community, as evidenced by the commissions he received for secular celebrations from royalty and members of the middle-class alike -- in addition to functioning as church composer -- Bach shared its values.BR> Contributors: Carol K. Baron, Susan H. Gillespie, Katherine Goodman, Joyce L. Irwin, Tanya Kevorkian, Ulrich Siegele, John Van Cleve, and Ruben Weltsch. Carol K. Baron is Fellow for Life in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University, where she was co-founder and administrator of the Bach Aria Festival and Institute.
 

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Contents

Tumultuous Philosophers Pious Rebels Revolutionary Teachers
35
Home Life in
86
Bach in the Midst of Religious Transition
108
Bachs Situation in the Cultural Politics of Contemporary
127
The Reception of the Cantata during Leipzig Church Services
174
Gender Wars and the Coffee Cantata
190
A Treatise on Liturgical Text Settings 1710
219
y Random Thoughts About Church Music in Our Day 1721
227
Notes on the Contributors
251
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Carol K. Baron is Fellow for Life in the Department of Music at Stony Brook University.

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