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|Named Person:||Johann Sebastian Bach; Frederick, King of Prussia; Johann Sebastian Bach; Frederick, King of Prussia|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
James R Gaines
|Description:||336 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Theme for a pas de deux --
Biography of a temperament --
The Hohenzollern real estate company --
A small, unready alchemist --
Giants, spies, and the lash: life with "Fatty" --
The sharp edges of genius --
Witness to an execution --
Song of the endlessly orbiting spheres --
A changeling among the swans --
The artist in a paint-by-numbers world --
War and peace and a mechanical duck --
The night of a musical offering --
Afterlives: an epilogue.
|Responsibility:||James R. Gaines.|
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J.S. Bach and Frederick the Great, what's not to like?
The central event of this book is an evening when Frederick the Great hosted J.S. Bach. This text succeeds as a readable, popular text that discusses weighty topics. Bach stands for the orderly, God-centered universe of mathematics and music. Frederick stands for the empirically-driven, secularly...
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