Bach: St. Matthew Passion

MUSI
GU
4153
Course Level: 
Graduate, Undergraduate
Credits: 
3

J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion as a starting point for the study of early eighteenth-century music. Topics will include the work’s text sources and libretto construction; musical sources and transmission; dating and parody; the context of Bach’s passion repertory; performing forces; the liturgical context; theological and musical issues; ritornello forms and analytical issues; Felix Mendelssohn’s performances; the history of the passion’s critical interpretation; and the work’s reception, modern performance and recorded legacy.

Past Offerings

Fall 2016 – Section 001

Day & Time: 
M 4:10pm-6:00pm
Location: 
620 Dodge Hall