About the Author
is the Daniel Underhill Professor of Music History, Swarthmore College, and author of Lutheranism, Anti-Judaism, and Bach's St. John Passion
(Oxford, 1998) and The Social and Religious Designs of J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
(Princeton, 1995), co-author (with Daniel Melamed) of An Introduction to Bach Studies
(Oxford, 1998), and Editor, Creative Responses to Bach from Mozart to Hindemith
(Nebraska, 1998). He is frequently an invited lecturer to major performances of Bach and Handel (e.g. the NY Philharmonic, among others), and speaks about 20+ times per year at these oratorio concerts.