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Tears into WineJ. S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts$
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Eric Chafe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190217297

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.001.0001

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Christoph Raupach and Johann Mattheson

Christoph Raupach and Johann Mattheson

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(p.279) 6 Christoph Raupach and Johann Mattheson
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Tears into Wine
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Eric Chafe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217297.003.0007

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 today, wrote about music as an expression of theological principles. Johann Mattheson published Raupach’s only known treatise in 1717. Mattheson himself produced many writings that treat the subject of music and theology, many of them little known. In several of Mattheson’s treatises the foretaste of eternity figures very prominently.

Keywords:   Christoph Raupach, music as foretaste of eternity, Johann Mattheson, eschatology and music

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