Bach Cantatas

I’ve been toying with the idea of producing a new translation of the texts to all of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas for over 10 years now. Their poetry is neither particularly lovely nor, to modern ears, inspiring -but I think having an understanding of what texts Bach used as the foundations to his glorious music is nevertheless important. From them, you get a profound sense of how the Lutheran theology of the day (and no doubt the rotten state of 18th Century medicine and Read More...