George Stauffer, noted Bach historian and Dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, will present “Why Bach Matters" as part of the Music Research Series.
Despite the downward drift of the arts in modern society, the music of J.S. Bach only continues to rise in popularity. One encounters it everywhere: in churches, concerts, movies, commercials, jazz jams, political rallies, pop songs, elevator muzak—even outer space. Why does Bach have so much staying power? Come and find out.
George B. Stauffer is Distinguished Professor of Music History and former Dean of the Mason Gross School. Educated at Dartmouth College, Bryn Mawr College, and Columbia University, he is well known for his writings on the music and culture of the Baroque Era and the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach, in particular. He has published eight books, including, most recently, J.S. Bach: The Mass in B Minor (Yale University Press) and The World of Baroque Music (Indiana University Press).
Open to all, no reservation necessary.
The Music Research Series is designed to help postgraduate students advance their research and careers. The events stimulate exchange, hones skills, facilitates the creation of professional networks and helps to consolidate the department’s postgraduate community, all over a glass of wine! Attendance is strongly recommended for all postgraduate students (MA, MMus and PGR) in Music but of course undergraduates, music researchers, and visitors from across the college and the community are also most welcome to these public lectures.
Image of J S Bach: Bibliotheque National de France
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