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Bach’s Collegium musicum in Leipzig and Its History

[A Summary Translation by Thomas Braatz of an article by Andreas Glöckner entitled
“Bachs Leipziger Collegium musicum und seine Vorgeschichte”
from Die Welt der Bach-Kantaten Vol. 2 Johann Sebastian Bachs weltliche Kantaten
editors: Christoph Wolff/Ton Koopman
published by Metzler/Bärenreiter, 1997, pp. 105-117]

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Aryeh Oron wrote (July 10, 2008):
Thomas Braatz contributed a summary translation of an article by Andreas Glöckner.

He wrote:
This article on Bach's Collegium musicum by a noteworthy Bach scholar, Andreas Glöckner, has until now only been available in German. I felt that it was important that this excellent presentation of information which is very pertinent to the ongoing discussion of Bach's secular cantatas should be shared as quickly as possible with BCML members who are trying to obtain a better understanding of this aspect of Bach's life.

Douglas Cowling wrote (July 10, 2008):
[To Aryeh Oron]
On the same axis, the most recent Bach Network online journal has an interesting short article which addresses the changing image of Bach in scholarship. He certainly implies that the secular Bach has been neglected for the cantor Bach:

Eighteenth-century Coffee-House Culture: A New Context for Bach¹s Music?
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