The Resource Mystical love in the German Baroque : theology, poetry, music, Isabella van Elferen

Mystical love in the German Baroque : theology, poetry, music, Isabella van Elferen

Label
Mystical love in the German Baroque : theology, poetry, music
Title
Mystical love in the German Baroque
Title remainder
theology, poetry, music
Statement of responsibility
Isabella van Elferen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mystical Love in the German Baroque: Theology, Poetry, Music 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 seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century cantatas by Heinrich Schiltz, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Johann Sebastian Bach. While these compositions have been interpreted solely as a secularizing tendency within devotional music of the baroque period, Isabella van Elferen demonstrates that they should instead be viewed as intensifications of the sacred." "Based on a wide selection of previously unedited or untranslated seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources, van Elferen describes the history and development of baroque poetic and musical love discourses, from Schiltz's early works through Buxtehude's cantatas and Bach's cantatas and Passions. This long and multilayered discursive history considers the love poetry of Petrarch and its effect on the madrigal in Germany, European reception of petrarchan imagery and tradition, and the role of Catholic medieval mystics in baroque Lutheranism. Van Elferen shows that Bach's compositional technique, focusing on the emotional characteristics of text and music rather than the depiction of single words, allows the musical expression of mystical love to correspond closely to contemporary literary and theological concepts."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Elferen, Isabella van
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3849
LC item number
.E54 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contextual Bach studies
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Music and literature
  • Music and literature
  • Music
  • Songs, German
  • Cantatas
  • Cantatas
  • Geistliche Musik
  • Geistliche Musik
  • Liebe (Motiv)
  • Mystizismus
  • Musik
  • Christliche Lyrik
  • Literatur
  • Petrarkismus
  • Cantatas
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Music and literature
  • Music
  • Songs, German
  • Liebe
  • Mystizismus
  • Motiv
  • Geistliche Musik
  • Christliche Lyrik
  • Petrarkismus
  • Deutschland
  • Deutsch
  • Germany
  • Deutschland
Label
Mystical love in the German Baroque : theology, poetry, music, Isabella van Elferen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-344) and index
Contents
Petrarchism -- Petrarchan poetry and the madrigal in seventeenth-century Germany -- Affective expression in poetry and music -- Affect and discourse of love -- Mystical love in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Lutheran poetry and theology -- Spiritual and mystical love in seventeenth-century vocal music -- Mystical love in Johann Sebastian Bach's vocal works
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 357 p.
Isbn
9780810861367
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026549
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233591816
  • (OCoLC)ocn233591816
Label
Mystical love in the German Baroque : theology, poetry, music, Isabella van Elferen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-344) and index
Contents
Petrarchism -- Petrarchan poetry and the madrigal in seventeenth-century Germany -- Affective expression in poetry and music -- Affect and discourse of love -- Mystical love in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Lutheran poetry and theology -- Spiritual and mystical love in seventeenth-century vocal music -- Mystical love in Johann Sebastian Bach's vocal works
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 357 p.
Isbn
9780810861367
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026549
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)233591816
  • (OCoLC)ocn233591816

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