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Bach's altering global: Voices locally reviews the group during which Bach spent the final, longest, and such a lot prestigious a part of his lifestyles: the Leipzig center classification. those deeply researched and thought-provoking essays through well-known musicologists and students of non secular background and German tradition spotlight the dynamic non secular, social, and political forces that emerged through the composer's lifetime.
Using leisure venues and all sorts of commercially produced and allotted literature -- "popular" in that global -- in addition to "official" files, they discover Leipzig's detailed middle-class public tradition. modern idea was once fragmented, intellectually complicated, and not able to assimilate the multiplicity of principles, ideals, and values that have been at the same time present. The ambiguities and transitional constructions in that early glossy international have contributed to the inconsistencies which are a part of Bach's legacy.

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15. Scott, “The Consolidation,” 37. 16. Mack Walker, German Home Towns: Community, State, and General Estate, 1640–1871 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971), 111. Scott, The European Nobilities, examines the differences in Prussia, Austria, and the European nations in the relationship between the aristocracy and the sovereign courts and those concerning the ongoing political power and viability of this estate. 17. W. H. Bruford, Germany in the Eighteenth Century: The Social Background of the Literary Revival (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1935, rpt.

19. See Gawthrop, Pietism, 258–59, for examples of specific economic policies followed by this regime. 55. Gawthrop, Pietism, 260–61, from Carl Franz Reinhardt, “Denkschrift über Staat,” quoted in Carl Hinrichs, Die Wollindustrie in Preußen unter Friedrich Wilhelm I (Berlin: P. Parey, 1933), 407–9 and 278. 56. Johann Michael von Loën, “Free Thoughts Concerning the Betterment of the State,” short essays appended to The Honest Man at Court (Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1997), tr. John R. Russell, 208 and 209 respectively.

28. Otto Hintze, “The Hohenzollern and the Nobility,” in The Historical Essays of Otto Hintze, ed. Felix Gilbert (New York: Oxford University Press, 1975), 44. 29. Otto Hintze, “Calvinism and Raison d’Etat in Early Seventeenth-Century Brandenburg,” in The Historical Essays, 139–40. 30. Bodo Nishan, Prince, People, and Confession: The Second Reformation in Brandenburg (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994), 1. The political and religious reasons for the court’s choice of the Calvinist reform—the religious values inherent in the reform and the political implications as embraced by the Netherlands—are discussed by both Hintze, “Calvinism” (98–100), and Nishan (see especially 248) but are beyond the scope of our discussion.

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