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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; 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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This intelligent, wide-ranging book brings Bach's eternal music into conjunction with the forces of history. Paul Elie makes us realize how even great music, if it is to last over time, must change Read more...

 
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