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J. S. Bach's Arias for Soprano and Oboe Obbligato: The Oboe Family's Vital Role in the Expressive Dialogue


Abstract This document is an expansion of the information presented at a lecture-recital on March 24, 2017, at Arizona State University. The program consisted of ten arias selected from the cantatas and oratorios of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), all for soprano with oboe, oboe d'amore, or oboe da caccia obbligato.

The document first discusses the place and importance of oboe obbligatos in Bach's vocal works. In all, there are 173 arias with oboe obbligatos from the sacred and secular cantatas, oratorios, and the passions. Of these, 56 are arias for soprano. The ten selected for this document are intended to illustrate the rich variety of this repertoire and especially the ways in which Bach interprets and conveys the meaning of their ... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Messing, Rachel Michelle (Author) / Schuring, Martin (Advisor) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Micklich, Albie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Oboe
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 46 pages
Language English
Copyright
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Performance 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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