Analysis and Interpretation of Bach's "Cantata BWV" Cxxxx Professor Doe English 344 8 May 2010 Diversity of Contexts as Lens of Appreciation: Analysis and Interpretation of Bach's Cantata BWV 3 “ Der Himmel lacht ! Die Erde jubilieret ” The Bach Cantata defies conventional perspectives which indicate that the ‘Piece d'occasion ’ may be perhaps less than artistically motivated, and as such belong to a somewhat lower level of quality in terms of musical form. Yet the cantatas of Bach demonstrate in their rich contextual consideration a form of music which may reflect greater dimensions of the cultural importance of Bach than some of his forms which quite frankly are better platforms for the work of the craftsman. In Bach’s cantata, and...The end:
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