Hearing Bach's Passions

Hearing Bach's Passions

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Bach's surviving passions are an essential part of the modern repertory. These large, complex pieces are well loved, but behind these familiar passion settings lurk questions and problems that emerge from our distance from their original context. Bach scholar Daniel Melamed provides unique insight into Bach's passion settings. Hearing Bach's Passions uses the Bach repertory to introduce readers to some of the intriguing issues in the study and performance of older music, and explores what it means to listen to this music today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 144.8 x 210.8 x 22.9mm | 317.52g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195169336
  • 9780195169331
  • 1,345,077

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...an extremely useful and illuminating study of the issues at hand ... will be an extremely valuable addition for those concerned with issues of performance practice, authenticity and scoring. John Butt, Early Music ...the picture it draws is a useful corrective, and there are some apercus and helpful observations. TLS ...engaging and thought-provoking for specialists and non-specialists alike, and essential reading for anyone looking for an accessible introduction to Bach's sacred music and the issues surrounding its scholarly interpretation and performance. Alan Howard, Music and Letters, Vol. 88, No. 1show more

About Daniel R. Melamed

Daniel R. Melamed is Associate Professor of Music at the School of Music, Indiana University. He is the author of J. S. Bach and the German Motet, co-author (with Michael Marissen) of An Introduction to Bach Studies, editor of Bach Studies 2, and has published articles, reviews and musical editions on J. S. Bach and members of the Bach family. He serves as associate editor of the Journal of Musicology and was vice president of the American Bach Society.show more

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