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Reinventing Bach

Author: Paul Elie
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Elie tells the electrifying story of how musicians of genius have made Bach's music new in our time, at once restoring Bach as a universally revered composer and revolutionizing the ways that music figures into our lives.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Elie
ISBN: 9780374281076 0374281076 9780374534042 0374534047
OCLC Number: 775780077
Description: 498 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude --
Revival --
A man in a room --
Playing together --
Technical transcendence --
Both sides now --
Strange loops --
Postlude : Late adopters.
Responsibility: Paul Elie.

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As a musician in eighteenth-century Germany, Bach was on the technological frontie - restoring organs, inventing instruments, and perfecting the tuning scheme still in use today. This book brings  Read more...

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