Markus Rathey

Associate Professor of Music History

CV | markus.rathey@yale.edu Phone:203-432-9428

Professor Rathey studied musicology, Protestant theology, and German philology in Bethel and Münster. He taught at the University of Mainz and the University of Leipzig and was a research fellow at the Bach-Archiv, Leipzig, before joining the Yale faculty in 2003. His research interests are music of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries, Johann Sebastian Bach, and the relationship among music, religion, and politics during the Enlightenment. Recent publications include the books Johann Rudolph Ahle (1625–1673): Lebensweg und Schaffen (Eisenach, 1999), an edition of Johann Georg Ahle’s Music Theoretical Writings (Hildesheim, 2007, 2nd edition 2008), and Kommunikation und Diskurs: Die Bürgerkapitänsmusiken Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs (Hildesheim, 2009). He was guest editor of a volume of the German journal Musik und Kirche (2005) on church music in the United States. He has contributed numerous articles to Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the Laaber Lexikon der Kirchenmusik, and to the handbook for the new German Hymnal (Liederkunde zum Evangelischen Gesangbuch). Professor Rathey is president of the Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship and serves on the editorial board of the Bach Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Society. Ph.D., Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster.


Education

PhD 1998, University of Münster (Germany)


Books

Kommunikation und Diskurs. Die Bürgerkapitänsmusiken Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs (Studien und Materialien zur Musikwissenschaft 55), Hildesheim: Olms, 2009
Johann Georg Ahle, Musiktheoretische Schriften, eingeleitet und kommentiert von Markus Rathey, Hildesheim: Olms, 2007; 2nd edition 2008
Geistliches Wunderhorn. Grosse deutsche Kirchenlieder. Unter Mitwirkung von Markus Rathey hrsg. und erläutert von Hansjakob Becker, Ansgar Franz, Jürgen Henkys, Hermann Kurzke, Christa Reich und Alex Stock, München: Beck, 2001; 2nd edition 2003
Johann Rudolph Ahle. 1625–1673. Lebensweg und Schaffen, Eisenach: Wagner, 1999


Courses

Intimacy, Love, and Devotion in 17th Century Music
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor
The Chorale Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach
In the Face of Death: Worship, Music, Art (together with Prof. Teresa Berger, Yale Divinity School)
Psalms in Literature and Music (together with Prof. Peter Hawkins, Yale Divinity School)