Faculty Book: Raymond Erickson

Raymond Erickson, ed.

The Worlds of Johann Sebastian Bach
(Amadeus Press, 2009)

Erickson’s carefully edited work on Bach brings to light further discoveries about one of Western music’s most central figures. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, increasing amounts of scholarship have been undertaken regarding Bach’s personal and family life. Information and images not seen even as recently as 2000 are included in this volume, as well as an exploration of the composer’s social, political, and artistic environment. Scholars of religion, architecture, literature, theatre, and other fields of study offer reflections on how these disciplines relate to Bach’s environs. A final essay looks at the challenges and limitations of modern research on the composer. Raymond Erickson is professor emeritus of music at Queens College.

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Submitted on: MAR 1, 2009

Category: Faculty Books | Music Ph.D. - D.M.A