Aspects of Reception from Bach's Day to the Present

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199917235
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980321 | DOI:
Aspects of Reception from Bach's Day to the Present

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This chapter surveys how various individuals throughout history have responded to particular organ works by Bach. The list includes a multitude of performers (organists and otherwise), composers, scholars, and critics, as well as luminaries from the fields of film and literature. The cultural contexts in which the music has been received also include politics, as case studies from Nazi Germany and communist Russia illustrate.

Keywords: Bach; communist; composers; critics; film; literature; Nazi; organ

Chapter.  22133 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Applied Music

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