Bachs St. Matthew Passion

Bachs St. Matthew Passion Johann Sebastian Bach S The St Matthew Passion Stands As A Singular Expression Of Religious Sensibility First Performed In 1727, And Conceived Within The Constraints Of Bach S Role As Cantor Of The St Thomas Church In The Provincial German City Of Leipzig, The Music Has A Power And Profundity That Readily Transcend Time And Place Yet The Darkness Of The Subject The Betrayal, Trial, And Crucifixion Of Jesus And The Complexity And Sophistication Of Bach S Compositional Techniques Can Make The St Matthew Passion Difficult Listening For Even The Most Eager Novice By Highlighting The Inspiration Bach Drew From Opera, This Book Truly Illuminates The Hybrid Forms That Comprise The Work, Thereby Clarifying Many Of The Composer S Dramatic Strategies Drawn From The Gospel Of St Matthew, The Narrative Sections Featuring Characters Including The Narrator Evangelist, Pilate, Peter, Judas, And Jesus Himself Have Tremendous Theatrical Power, While Non Biblical Arias And Chorales Offer Moments Of Deep Reflection And Consolation St Matthew Passion Shows The Willing But Intimidated Beginner The Way Into The Intricacies Of Bach S Masterwork While Unveiling Subtleties For The Knowledgeable Listener As Well Finally, Lederer Recounts The Fascinating Performance History Of The St Matthew Passion And Looks At The Merits Of Different Recordings Of This Extraordinary Work, Indisputably One Of The Cornerstones Of Western Music. An academic guide to the St Matthew Passion I am seeing it for the first time soon so needed some way in I used this book whilst listening to a recorded performance and it has definitely helped in understanding the structures and musical ideas as well as putting it in a historical context. It s overpriced the bibliography leans too heavily on CD liner notes there are no brilliant insights the text is poorly edited the author does not appear to have any scholarly credentials And yet this little book does an important thing it provides an intelligent close reading that is accessible to musical novices of a complex and enormous piece of music To be sure, Lederer makes some goofy statements that need qualification to call Bach repeatedly an avant gardist is misleading, as is It s overpriced the bibliography leans too heavily on CD liner notes there are no brilliant insights the text is poorly edited the author does not appear to have any scholarly credentials And yet this little book does an important thing it provides an intelligent close reading that is accessible to mus

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  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Bachs St. Matthew Passion
  • Victor Lederer
  • English
  • 23 September 2018
  • 0826429408