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Bach and the High Baroque

Join Professor Robert Greenberg to explore the emotional power, religious devotion, technical virtuosity, diverse national styles, and sheer genius of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Watch First Lecture

32 Lectures

1
Image of Introduction
Introduction
0 of 47 min
2
Image of Christmas, 1722
Christmas, 1722
0 of 40 min
3
Image of Introduction to the Baroque Aesthetic
Introduction to the Baroque Aesthetic
0 of 46 min
4
Image of Fugue
Fugue
0 of 49 min
5
Image of Historical Overview from Constantine through the Great Thinkers of the Baroque
Historical Overview from Constantine through the Great Thinkers of the Baroque
0 of 47 min
6
Image of Style Features of High Baroque Music, Part I—A Musical Glossary
Style Features of High Baroque Music, Part I—A Musical Glossary
0 of 47 min
7
Image of Style Features of High Baroque Music, Part II—A Musical Glossary
Style Features of High Baroque Music, Part II—A Musical Glossary
0 of 46 min
8
Image of Style Features of High Baroque Music, Part III—A Musical Glossary
Style Features of High Baroque Music, Part III—A Musical Glossary
0 of 44 min
9
Image of Bach's Inheritance, Part I—The Protestant Reformation and the Rise of Lutheranism
Bach's Inheritance, Part I—The Protestant Reformation and the Rise of Lutheranism
0 of 44 min
10
Image of Lutheranism, the Chorale and the Chorale Prelude
Lutheranism, the Chorale and the Chorale Prelude
0 of 48 min
11
Image of Bach's Inheritance, Part II—The Development of the Italian Style
Bach's Inheritance, Part II—The Development of the Italian Style
0 of 45 min
12
Image of The Italian Style, The Operatic Ideal and Lutheran Spirituality are Joined
The Italian Style, The Operatic Ideal and Lutheran Spirituality are Joined
0 of 48 min
13
Image of Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part I—Vivaldi and the Venetian Opera
Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part I—Vivaldi and the Venetian Opera
0 of 47 min
14
Image of Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part II—Vivaldi's Model and Bach, Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major
Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part II—Vivaldi's Model and Bach, Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major
0 of 47 min
15
Image of Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part II—Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major (cont.)
Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part II—Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major (cont.)
0 of 46 min
16
Image of Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part III—The Concerto Grosso and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Vivaldi, Bach and the Concerto, Part III—The Concerto Grosso and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
0 of 47 min
17
Image of Bach and the French Style, Part I—Dance and the Orchestral Suite
Bach and the French Style, Part I—Dance and the Orchestral Suite
0 of 45 min
18
Image of Dance and the Orchestral Suite (cont.)
Dance and the Orchestral Suite (cont.)
0 of 47 min
19
Image of Bach and the French Style, Part II—The Keyboard Suite
Bach and the French Style, Part II—The Keyboard Suite
0 of 46 min
20
Image of The Keyboard Suite (cont.)
The Keyboard Suite (cont.)
0 of 47 min
21
Image of Bach and Opera, Part I—Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, uns ruft die stimme
Bach and Opera, Part I—Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, uns ruft die stimme
0 of 46 min
22
Image of Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, uns ruft die stimme (cont.)
Cantata No. 140 Wachet auf, uns ruft die stimme (cont.)
0 of 48 min
23
Image of Bach and Opera, Part II—Opera Buffa and the Secular Cantata, The Coffee Cantata
Bach and Opera, Part II—Opera Buffa and the Secular Cantata, The Coffee Cantata
0 of 46 min
24
Image of Opera Buffa and the Secular Cantata, The Coffee Cantata (cont.)
Opera Buffa and the Secular Cantata, The Coffee Cantata (cont.)
0 of 48 min
25
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part I
Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part I
0 of 46 min
26
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part II
Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part II
0 of 46 min
27
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part III
Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part III
0 of 48 min
28
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part IV
Bach Transcendent—The Saint Matthew Passion, Part IV
0 of 47 min
29
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part I
Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part I
0 of 47 min
30
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part II
Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part II
0 of 46 min
31
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part III
Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part III
0 of 45 min
32
Image of Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part IV
Bach Transcendent—The Goldberg Variations, Part IV
0 of 48 min

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a********o
November 29, 2018
very good course, I like all of Robert's courses on the Great Courses, I suggest you check out the opera course, Music as a Mirror of History and his courses on Hayden.

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h********m
September 5, 2018

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August 27, 2017

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