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Bach's Passions
Miami, FL, February/March 2003


Call for Papers

Bach's Passions: a Symposium on the History, Language, Music, and Theology
of Johannespassion and Matthäuspassion.
University of Miami, 26 Feb - 1 Mar 2003


The College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, and the Honors
Program of the University of Miami are sponsoring an academic symposium on
Bach's Passions. Johannespassion will be the central focus, but attention
may also be given to other relevant works. Christoph Wolff will deliver an
opening keynote speech, attend the paper panels, and offer his thoughts on
the discussions generated at a concluding reception.

In addition to participating in the symposium, panelists will be invited
to attend musical events, which include a Master Class as well as a
rehearsal and performance of Bach's Johannespassion, given by the Miami
Bach Society as part of its annual Tropical Baroque Festival. An informal
roundtable will also be organized in order to promote dialogue between
academics and performers.

Beyond the planned academic and musical events, there will be free time
for fine dining, experiencing South Beach, and generally enjoying Miami's
most temperate time of year. We invite papers of 20 minutes in length from
a variety of disciplines, including Comparative Literature, German
Studies, History, Judaic Studies, Musicology, Philosophy, and Religious
Studies. Abstracts should reach the organizers by 15 December 2002.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: - Luther's interpretation
of John, Bach's interpretation of Luther - the question of anti-Judaism
and/or anti-Semitism - Holy Week liturgy in 18th-century Leipzig - musical
structure in Bach's Passions - the ear of Malchus - the language of the
Passions: Bach's librettists - the Passion story in 17th and 18th-century
visual art

For further enquiries, please contact: Anthony Krupp, Ph.D. Assistant
Professor of German P.O. Box 248093 Coral Gables, FL 33124-4650, USA 
phone: +1-(305) 284-4858 ext. 8-7263 fax: +1-(305) 284-2068
krupp@miami.edu

or

Donald Oglesby, D.M.
Associate Professor of Music
P.O. Box 248165
Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610, USA
phone: +1-(305) 284-4162
fax: +1-(305) 284-4839
doglesby@miami.edu