Bach and Bodies

15 May 2018, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar room SG1, Alison Richard Building

Revd Dr Jamie Hawkey (Cambridge)
Professor Margaret Faultless (Cambridge)
Dr Bettina Varwig (King's College London)
Bill Hunt


A panel discussion exploring Bach's 'St Matthew Passion' from the perspective of performing bodies, both past and present, live and theoretical. It will consider how early-18th-century medical conceptions of the body enrich our understanding of Bach's musical rhetoric, theatricality and Lutheran liturgical performances, and the experience of playing this highly affective music on stage in the 21st century. Except some live excerpts on period instruments!



Open to all.  No registration required
Part of the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Performance Network (CIPN), Seminar series

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