Slosberg Music Center, 218
DegreesUniversity of Toronto, Ph.D.
University of Toronto, M.A.
University of Toronto, B.Mus.
ExpertiseMusic of Monteverdi. Bach. Wagner. Seventeenth century. Postromantic music. Twentieth-century music. Analysis.
ProfileEric Chafe is a specialist in the music of J. S. Bach, Richard Wagner and Claudio Monteverdi. He has published books on these three composers as well as on seventeenth-century violinist-composer, Heinrich Biber. He has won the AMS Kinkeldey Award and the ASCAP Deems Taylor award for his books. He teaches courses on all aspects of music history.
|MUS||54b||Music and Poetry in the German Art Song During the Nineteenth Century|
|MUS||133a||Classic and Romantic Music|
|MUS||133b||History of Music II: Late Baroque and Classical|
|MUS||135a||History of Music III: Romantic and 20th Century|
|MUS||171a||Form and Analysis|
|MUS||187b||Proseminar in Music of the Baroque|
|MUS||189a||Proseminar in Music of the Nineteenth Century|
|MUS||192a||Topics in Analysis of Early Twentieth-Century Music|
|MUS||194a||Topics in Twentieth-Century Music|
|MUS||214b||Seminar: Baroque Topics|
|MUS||216a||Seminar: Topics in Bach Interpretation|
|MUS||220a||Seminar: The German Postromantic Period|
Awards and Honors
AMS subvention grant to Oxford University Press for my book, "Bach's Johannine Theology: The 'St. John Passion' and the Cantatas for Spring 1725" (in press, to be published this year) (2014)
Victor & Gwendolyn Beinfield Chair (2003)
ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for "Analyzing Bach Cantatas" (2001)
AMS Otto Kinkeldey Award for best musicological work of 1993 (book: Monteverdi's Tonal Language) (1993)
ASCAP Deems Taylor Award (Monteverdi's Tonal Language) (1993)
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1992 - 1993)
AMS subvention grant for my book "Tonal Allegory in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach" (1990)
National Endowment for Humanities Publication Grant (1989)
Marver and Sheva Bernstein Faculty Fellowship (1986 - 1987)
Canada Council Dissertation Fellowship (1970)
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship (1970)
Chafe, Eric Thomas. Bach's Johannine Theology: The 'St. John Passion' and the Cantatas for Spring 1725. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Chafe, Eric Thomas. ""Bach's Ascension Oratorio (BWV 11): God's Kingdoms and their Representation"." Bach Perspectives 8 8. (2010).
Chafe, Eric Thomas. "Bach and Hypocrisy Appearance and Truth in Cantatas 136 and 179." The Century of Bach and Mozart (2008): 121-144.
Chafe, Eric Thomas. The tragic and the ecstatic : the musical revolution of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Oxford University Press, 2004.
Chafe,Eric Thomas. Analyzing Bach Cantatas. Oxford University Press, 1999.
Chafe,Eric Thomas. Monteverdi's Tonal Language. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.
Chafe,Eric Thomas. Tonal Allegory in the Vocal Music of J.S. Bach. University of California Press, 1991.
Chafe,Eric Thomas. The Church Music of Heinrich Biber. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Research Press, 1987.