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Christoph Wolff lecture on Bach

Christoph Wolff, a preeminent scholar of J.S. Bach, lectured at the IU School of Music in honor of the 250th anniversary of Bach's death. Wolff is the William Powell Mason Professor of Music and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. The author of several books on Bach, Wolff was recently selected as the first American to head the Bach Archive in the composer's home city of Leipzig, Germany.

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Time

Topic

Music

Visual

00:00

Introduction

   

00:40

Beginning of Lecture:  The Bach Revival and the B Minor Mass

   

04:05

Overall View of the B Minor Mass:Sources and Purpose

 
 

06:21

Dissemination of  Bach's Latin Vocal Music in the 18th and 19th Centuries

   

07:57

Origins of the B Minor Mass: Bach's Missae;  Kyrie and Gloria

   

10:53

Overview of Missa 1733

  Bach1: Overview of the Layout of Missa 1733

13:03

Expansion of Missa into the Full Mass:

1) Earlier Settings of the Credo Intonation

 


 

14:53

2) The Mass as Compiled in 1748-49

 

Bach2: The Structure of the Mass as a Whole (1748-49)

15:50

The Symbolum Nicenum (Credo)

   

16:17

Original Layout of the Credo

 

Bach3: Original Layout of the Credo

18:16

The Christological Central Choral Pair in the Symbolum Nicenum

   

19:20

1) Crucifixus and Cantata 12

   

20:09

   

Bach4: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, and Zagen

21:14

 

Cantata 12: Movement 2

Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, and Zagen
(mm: 1-32)



 

22:40

   

Bach5: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, and Zagen

23:06

Crucifixus

 

Bach6: Crucifixus

24:37-26:10

 

Crucifixus (mm. 5-16)

 

26:33

Original Transition from Et in Dominum Movement

 

Bach7: Autograph: End of Et in Unum Dominum

27:08

   

Bach8: Autograph: Beginning of Crucifixus

27:30

 

Original Transition:

Et in Unum Dominum, m. 76 to End (Piano Only) into Crucifixus, m. 5-16

 

27:58

Addition of the Et Incarnatus est Choral Movement

   

29:05

 

Bach9: Autograph: Et Incarnatus est - p. 1

29:30

 

Bach10: Autograph: Et Incarnatus est - p. 2

29:50

 

Bach11: Et in Unum Second Version Insert

Bach12: Et in Unum Second Version Insert

31:33

 

Bach13: Duet from Pergolesi Stabat Mater

31:50

 


Bach14: Bach Arrangement Duo from Stabat Mater (German)

33:36

Bach Arrangement of Duo from Stabat Mater (German)

Christina Pier/Hyoung-Soo Sohn

 

34:35

 

Bach15: Bach: Et Incarnatus Final Page

36:12

Addition of the Et Incarnatus est Choral Movement

Vocal Entries in Et Incarnatus est (Piano)

Bach16: Entries in Et Incarnatus est

 

37:05

 

Et Incarnatus est (mm. 1-13)

38:04

Contrasting Styles: Et Incarnatus  and the Crucifixus

   

38:38

   

Bach17: Et Incarnatus Score Page

Bach6: Crucifixus Page

 

40:08

 

Et Incarnatus est

(m. 42 to end)

Bach18: Et Incarnatus est (mm. 42 to end)

40:35

TheTtransition from Et Incarnatus to Crucifixus

   

41:09

   

Bach19: Autograph Score: Crucifixus Addenda of Introduction

42:41

 

Et Incarnatus est, m. 20 through Crucifixus m.18

 

45:03

Summary of the Central Movements of Symbolum Nicenum

  Bach20: Diagram of Central Axis of Symbolum Nicenum

46:57

The Sanctus and Following Movements

   

48:10

Conclusions and Summary

       

 

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