Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

10 Classical Era Composers

1. HAYDN, Franz Josef 1732 - 1809 Prolific Austrian composer, instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio.
2. MOZART, Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus 1756 - 1791 Prolific Austrian composer. Created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas that profoundly shaped classical music.
3. BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van 1770 - 1827 Compos r and pianist, a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art. He remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
4. CIMAROSA, Domenico 1749 - 1801 Writer of operas who though certainly not as famous today as some of his contemporaries, was in his time both celebrated and handsomely rewarded for his works.
5. SALIERI, Antoni0 1750 - 1825 Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher.
6. CLEMENTI, Muzio 1752 - 1832
7. BACH, Carl Philip Emmanuel 1714 - 1788 German musician and composer, fifth child and second (surviving) son of J S Bach. His second name honours his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann. An influential composer in the transition between baroque and classical periods.
8. GLUCK, Christoph Willibald Ritter von 1714 - 1787 Composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period.
9. STAMITZ, Carl Philipp 1745 - 1801 German composer of partial Czech ancestry. The most prominent representative of the second generation of the Mannheim School, founded by his father Johann.
10. SCHUBERT, Franz Peter 1797 - 1828 Short lived Austrian composer who died before his 32nd birthday but was extremely prolific in life, composing over 600 secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music.

2 comments:

Robert Strivens said...

Clementi wrote a bruising set of piano studies, entitled 'Gradus ad Parnassum', which have taxed and depressed aspiring pianists ever since.

Gary Brady said...

I have to admit he was the one I'm not familiar with at all. Sorry for bringing back bad memories/