Baroque Splendor: Vierzehnheiligen Church and Bach’s B-Minor Mass

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 63)


In Philosophie der Kunst Friedrich von Schelling refers to architecture as “music, in space, as it were a frozen music” (397). Theodore M. Finney, in A History of Music, makes the “perfectly logical aesthetic inference ... that Bach was a great musical architect” (355); and Charles Sanford Terry refers to Bach’s B-Minor Mass as “the design of a superb architect” (119). Incongruous as the comparison between fluid, intangible music and static, solid architecture may seem, observers through the ages have perceived links between those two forms of human aesthetic expression.


Music Creatively Meaningful Extreme Religious Music Solid Architecture Harper Colophon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maine Maritime AcademyUSA

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