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Bach's St. John Passion is surely one of the monuments of Western music, yet performances have become inevitably controversial. In large part, this is the result of the combination of powerful, highly emotional music coupled with a text that includes passages from a gospel marked by vehement anti-Judaic sentiments. Consisting of a long interpretive essay, followed by an annotated literal translation of the libretto, a guide to recorded examples, and a detailed bibliography, this concise text provides the reader with the tools to assess the work on its own terms and in the appropriate contexts.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.44 X 6.34 X 0.61 (inches) ISBN: 019511471X ISBN-13: 9780195114713 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.