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Bach's Dialogue with Modernity: Perspectives on the Passions Hardcover – Mar 8 2010

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'This spirited and wide-ranging book opens up a host of original and timely perspectives on a crucial repertoire, and argues eloquently for the vital relevance and rewards Bach's Passions offer the modern world.' David Yearsley

'Butt's [is a] scholarly book, with its copious musical examples and often fascinating asides.' Glasgow Sunday Herald

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Why is Bach's music still valuable? Through detailed analysis of the Passions, this 2010 book balances the traditional concern of Bach scholarship - Bach's local creative context - with an analysis of much broader cultural developments. An important contribution to the debate about the culture of 'classical music', its origins, priorities and survival.

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Wonderful book on Bach's subjectivity March 1 2014
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John Eliot Gardiner's book is more popular, I'm sure, but this is a much deeper study. It's an excellent discussion of Bach (and not just the choral music) and a very clear and persuasive look at Bach as an emerging enlightenment figure. Very recommended.