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A Heinrich Schutz Reader: Letters and Documents in Translation Hardcover – May 22 2013


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"Gregory Johnston translates 169 documents by or about Schutz in an attractive volume
suitable for scholars, performers, and students... Johnston's annotations, which appear in footnotes, provide much-needed contextual information to situate the documents in their religious, political, economic, and social settings... The quality of the translations, Johnston's adherence to stylistic principles of the seventeenth century, and his rich annotations help draw in students, performers, and scholars from disciplines of history, art history, Germanic studies, cultural history, and religious studies." --Renaissance Quarterly


"An excellent insight into what Schütz achieved...An invaluable source for (specialist) researchers...Read it and you are more than likely to want to revisit his music; and in so doing get more from it than previously. Musicologically, A Heinrich Schütz Reader is a technical success. But its scope is sufficiently wide for the book to be both relevant and appealing to many constituencies other than musicologists." --ClassicalNet


"[An] immense amount of painstaking research that has gone into the book... The texts are equipped with helpful and detailed notes, explaining unusual terms and biblical references, giving information about the correspondents and other figures referred to, and clearing up matters of dating." --Daphnis


"[W]ill serve readers of English and the many admirers of [Schütz's] music very well." --Musical Times


"Gregory Johnston has produced a powerful companion to all interested in Heinrich Schütz, 17th-century music, and life at court. The breadth of material presented and the quality of the translation make this an indispensable addition to the library of the Baroque enthusiast, performer, or musicologist." --Early Music America


"Johnston's central contribution stands as editor of the largest collection of documents by or about Schütz in English. This alone makes the volume a constant companion of scholars of seventeenth-century German music and Baroque culture. The quality of the translations, Johnston's adherence to stylistic principles of the seventeenth century, and his rich annotations help draw in students, performers, and scholars from disciplines of history, art history, Germanic studies, cultural history, and religious studies." --Renaissance Quarterly


"Beautifully produced...A welcome and superb resource dedicated to a great composer who deserves to be far better known. It would be of real interest to the scholar, musicologist, student, those interested in cultural, social, and church history and to all lovers of Baroque music." --American Organist


"[T]he most comprehensive collection of Schütz documents to date... Recommended." --Choice


"Gregory S. Johnston's A Heinrich Schütz Reader makes a significant contribution to
those interested in the world of seventeenth century music and culture. No library or serious student of Schütz's music should be without it." --Fontes Artis Musicae


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Gregory S. Johnston is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Toronto.

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