Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

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Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?

John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents’ house, where it hung for safety during World War II. He has been studying… (more)

Editorial reviews (1 review)

His book is dense with fact and full of diversions, with copious footnotes leading every which way. And most readers, unequipped with a working command of the music, especially the cantatas, will want if not need to make frequent recourse to recordings.

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (October 29, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 608 pages

File size: 45.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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