Bach's Changing World:: Voices in the Community (Eastman by Carol K. Baron

By Carol K. Baron

The Leipzig middle-class advanced with the cooperation and gratitude of an extravagant, grasping, and disinterested absolutist ruler. Bach's altering international records how this neighborhood and different German groups spoke back to various non secular, social, and political calls for that emerged throughout the years of the composer's lifetime. An accredited, popular, and depended on member of this neighborhood, as evidenced through the commissions he obtained for secular celebrations from royalty and contributors of the middle-class alike -- as well as functioning as church composer -- Bach shared its values.BR> members: Carol ok. Baron, Susan H. Gillespie, Katherine Goodman, Joyce L. Irwin, Tanya Kevorkian, Ulrich Siegele, John Van Cleve, and Ruben Weltsch. Carol ok. Baron is Fellow for all times within the division of track at Stony Brook collage, the place she used to be co-founder and administrator of the Bach Aria pageant and Institute.

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Stefan Berger, “Prussia in History and Historiography from the Eighteenth to the Nineteenth Century,” in The Rise of Prussia, ed. Philip G. Dwyer (Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2000), 30. 26. Sheehan’s German History, whose focus begins in the last third of the 18th century, relies on the Prussian orientation but introduces aspects of Saxon distinctiveness when the information is available. , Saxony in German History: Culture, Society, and Politics, 1830–1933 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000), which, however, concentrates on the century leading to 1933.

Individuals in the community are identified whenever feasible: from this community’s now mainly anonymous members, several have gained attention because their stories amplify our knowledge of Bach. The chapters in this study also look at how Leipzig citizens and, peripherally, neighboring German communities responded to the religious, social, and political demands that emerged during the lifetimes of the composer and the previous generation, whose experiences and memories still had resonance with their progeny.

44. Wilson, German Armies, 185. Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, Court Culture in Dresden: From Renaissance to Baroque (Houndsmills/New York: Palgrave, 2002), 193, locates Johann Georg III on the field of battle in 1683, 1688, 1689, and 1691, when he died in battle. 45. Roloff, “Christian Weises Lebensweg,” 17–19. 46. ” ❧ transitions, transformations, reversals 33 47. Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State: A Sociological Introduction (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978), 58. 48. Vierhaus, Germany in the Age of Absolutism, 39 for Leibniz quote, with no further reference.

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