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Rethinking Bach

Bettina Varwig


If Johann Sebastian Bach has loomed extra-large in the imagination of scholars, performers, and audiences since the late nineteenth century, this volume sets out to provocatively reshape that imagination from a multitude of present-day perspectives, both from within and outside of traditional Bach studies. The essays gathered here reconsider Bach’s musical practices from the vantage points of material culture, voice, embodiment, affect theory, and systematic theology; they challenge fundamental assumptions about the nineteenth-century Bach revival, about the rise of the modern work concept, ab ... More

Keywords: Johann Sebastian Bach, affect, humor, material culture, modernity, Pedagogy, Reception History, Symbolism, Theology, voice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190943899
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190943899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bettina Varwig, editor
Lecturer in Early Modern Music, University of Cambridge

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