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Leipzig After BachChurch and Concert Life in a German City$
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Jeffrey S. Sposato

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190616953

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190616953.001.0001

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Church Music and the Rise of the Public Concert, 1743–1785

Church Music and the Rise of the Public Concert, 1743–1785

(p.82) 2 Church Music and the Rise of the Public Concert, 1743–1785
Leipzig After Bach

Jeffrey S. Sposato

Oxford University Press

This chapter is the first of three chapters to look at the relationship between a Thomaskantor, who oversaw the church music, and a Kapellmeister (music director) of the public concerts. Thomaskantor Johann Friedrich Doles and Kapellmeister Johann Adam Hiller are highlighted. The chapter examines developments in church music repertoire under Johann Sebastian Bach; his immediate successor, Gottlob Harrer; and Doles. Hiller began his career in Leipzig as director of the public Grosse Concert in 1743. After directing the Musikübende Gesellschaft and the Gewandhaus orchestra, he became Thomaskantor in 1789. Public concert music under Hiller continued to be heavily influenced by trends in church music. Hiller replaced Doles as Thomaskantor in 1789.

Keywords:   Thomaskantor, Kapellmeister, Johann Friedrich Doles, Johann Adam Hiller, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gottlob Harrer, Grosse Concert, Musikübende Gesellschaft, Gewandhaus orchestra

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