Mystical Love in the German Baroque: Theology, Poetry, Music

Mystical Love in the German Baroque: Theology, Poetry, Music

by Isabella van Elferen
     
 

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This book identifies the cultural and devotional conventions underlying expressions of mystical love in poetry and music of the German baroque. It sheds new light on the seemingly erotic overtones in settings of the Song of Songs and dialogues between Christ and the faithful soul in late 17th- and early 18th-century cantatas by SchYtz, Buxtehude, and J.S. Bach.See more details below

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This book identifies the cultural and devotional conventions underlying expressions of mystical love in poetry and music of the German baroque. It sheds new light on the seemingly erotic overtones in settings of the Song of Songs and dialogues between Christ and the faithful soul in late 17th- and early 18th-century cantatas by SchYtz, Buxtehude, and J.S. Bach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810862210
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/23/2008
Series:
Contextual Bach Studies , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
3 MB

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