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Author Larson, Paul, 1932-

Title Bach for one hundred years : a social history of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem / Paul S. Larson
Published Bethlehem : Lehigh University Press, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 243 pages) : illustrations
Contents Bach, Bethlehem, and Wolle : 1733-1897 -- Creating an American Bach choir : 1898 -- A national success : 1899-1900 -- Becoming international : 1901 -- The Bach festivals questioned : 1902 -- Bach festivals as an idea : 1903 -- A Bach cycle : 1904-1905 -- The Wolles in California : 1905-1911 -- Renewing the Bach choir in Bethlehem : 1912-1913 -- An American center for Bach : 1914 -- "My Bach Choir" : 1915-1933 -- Years of transition : 1934-1938 -- A more comprehensive scope : the third conductor -- A distinguished career : 1951-1969 -- Connecting with Bach : 1969-1976 -- Mann's last years with the choir : 1976-1980 -- In Mann's footsteps : 1981-1983 -- A renewed choir : 1982-1990 -- "A more sophisticated organization": 1991-1996 -- "A national treasure" : 1996-2000 -- A second centennial : 2000-2007
Summary This is an account of the actions taken by the residents of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to create a local amateur society singing the music of J.S. Bach and to develop it into a choir of international importance. Singers, instrumentalists, industrialists, academicians, bankers, and churches acted in community to found and perpetuate a group devoted to sharing the music of Bach locally, nationally, and internationally. While The Bach Choir of Bethlehem performs frequently elsewhere, the annual Bethlehem Bach Festival became and remains a magnet for those who love Bach and want to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 231237) and index
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Subject Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Bethlehem, Pa.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611460956 (electronic bk.)
9781611460957 (electronic bk.)