Johann Sebastian Bach: Life and Works

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HardCover. Pub the Date: December 2006 Pages: 752 in Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt This major study of the composer's life and work follows the course of Bach's withcareer in rich detail - from his humble beginnings as an organ tuner and self-taught musician. to his role as Kapellmeister and cantor of St. Thomas' Church in Leipzig. It explores Bach's relations with the German aristocracy. the Church and contemporary theological debates. his perfectionism. and his role as the devoted head of a large family. The author also carefully analyses Bach's innovations in harmony and counterpoint. placing them in the context of European musical and social history.

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This major study of the composer's life and work follows the course of Bach's career in rich detail - from his humble beginnings as an organ tuner and self-taught musician, to his role as Kapellmeister and cantor of St. Thomas' Church in Leipzig. It explores Bach's relations with the German aristocracy, the Church and contemporary theological debates, his perfectionism, and his role as the devoted head of a large family. The author also carefully analyses Bach's innovations in harmony and counterpoint, placing them in the context of European musical and social history.

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PRAISE FROM GERMANY FOR "JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH" "It's often said that you can't learn to love music by reading books. This book isthe exception."--"Die Welt" "Fascinating from beginning to end."--"Berliner Zeitung""

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Book Description Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First American Edition. 738 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. BIOGRAPHY. In this masterly book, Martin Geck illuminates the life and times of Johann Sebastian Bach and provides a superb analysis of his entire body of work, from the early cantatas through the Passions, the Masses, the Goldberg Variations, and the Art of the Fugue. Lucidly written, drawing on years of scholarship and a deep, fundamentally fresh appreciation of the music, Johann Sebastian Bach is an essential volume. Translated into English from the German by John Hargraves. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Johann Sebastian Bach, Music, Musicians, Composers, Biography, John Hargraves, Christoph Wolff, Georg Philipp Telemann, Albert Schweitzer, Organ, Johann Mattheson, Johann Andreas Kuhnau, Madrigalian Cantatas, Johann Christoph Gottsched, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Clavier, Secular Cantatas, BDV, Brandenburg Concertos, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, B-Minor Mass, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach). book. Bookseller Inventory # 36739X1

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