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  • Nov 25, 2010

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  • Nov 25, 2010
Websites we know and endorse University of Oregon School of Music & Dance HelmuthRilling.de Official website of Helmuth Rilling Hult Center for the Performing Arts Performance venues and box office. Valley River Inn Official hotel of the Oregon Bach Festival. Eugene Cascades and Coast Travel Lane County! Resources for visiting wonderful Eugene and environs. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Set in picturesque Ashland, the Tony Award-winning festival is among the oldest and largest professional non-profit theatres in the nation, with over 700 annual performances. Pacific International Children's Choir Festival Eugene-based youth choir festival convenes concurrently with the opening of the Oregon Bach Festival. The J.S. Bach Home Page Gateway to Bach resources on the web. Bachtrack Worldwide links to... read more

The Significance of Bach

  • Nov 25, 2010
Introduction • Interpretation Today • Bach's Concept of Himself Bach's Church Music • My Own Position My Own Position We have explored ideas having to do with the quality and the meaning of Bach's life's work, the bases for possible interpretive approaches, and his self-concept. Having done this, I would like to describe the position to which I personally subscribe for the presentation of Bach's church music. It is this position that characterizes my recordings of the complete church cantatas and oratorios. Permit me to do so by returning once again to the three categories of possible Bach interpretation that I previously outlined. I... read more

The Significance of Bach

  • Nov 25, 2010
Introduction • Interpretation Today • Bach's Concept of Himself Bach's Church Music • My Own Position Bach's Church Music Before we engage ourselves in an evaluation of the previously mentioned interpretive approaches from the standpoint of Bach's music, let us take a look at Bach's church music itself. Almost without exception, Bach's church music was written for a very specific purpose: for the worship services of those churches in which he was active as cantor in the course of his life. What the preacher said in words was also the topic of Bach's music. In the context of the worship service of his time,... read more

The Significance of Bach

  • Nov 25, 2010
Introduction • Interpretation Today • Bach's Concept of Himself Bach's Church Music • My Own Position The State of Bach Interpretation Today Within the continuing history of Bach's life's work, we are now at the eve of his 300th birthday. What is the response of Bach interpretation today to the challenge of presenting his music in a way that is suited to our age? At this point we must consider a factor that has never, in the history of Bach's music since his death, been as favorable as it is today. The musicological efforts of the past decades have led to the present situation... read more

The Significance of Bach

  • Nov 25, 2010
Introduction • Interpretation Today • Bach's Concept of Himself Bach's Church Music • My Own Position © 1985 by Helmuth Rilling Translated by Gordon Paine At a reception in Stuttgart celebrating his recording projects, Helmuth Rilling delivered the following speech, in which he explores Bach's significance to the world today and explains his philosophy of the performance of Bach's music. Why does the music of Johann Sebastian Bach hold such great interest for us today? Why do people of utterly different religious and even ideological persuasions listen to it and become involved with it? Among the numerous possible answers to this question, four seem to me... read more

SFYCA: How your gift makes a difference

  • Nov 24, 2010
What makes the magic of the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy happen? Watch this video to hear from conductor Anton Armstrong and participants Willy Dolan and Serena Liu.

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J.S. Bach: Highlights of a Life – Weimar

  • Nov 23, 2010
Youth • Weimar • Cöthen • Leipzig • Beyond Weimar (1708-1717) "There is nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right key at the right time and the instrument plays itself.” — IN ANSWER to a compliment (quoted by J. F Köhler) Bach in a Bind After a one-year term as organist at St. Blasius Church in Mühlhausen, where he saw his first music published (God Is My King No. 71), Bach became chamber musician and court organist, or konzertmeister, to Duke Wilhelm Ernst at Weimar. Outranked only by the kapellmeister, Bach expected to be offered the position when the... read more