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Bach

Author: Martin Geck; Anthea Bell
Publisher: London : Haus, 2003.
Series: Life & times (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill. Suitable for students and the general reader, they contain a chronology, full index, and guide to further reading.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Geck; Anthea Bell
ISBN: 1904341357 9781904341352 1904341160 9781904341161
OCLC Number: 51840692
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xii, 178 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: The early years: youth and early experiences as an organist (1685-1708) --
Court organist and Konzertmeister: Bach in Weimar (1708-1717) --
Court Kapellmeister in Köthen (1717-1723) --
Kantor of St. Thomas's: Bach's early Leipzig period (1723-1729) --
The 'court composer': Bach's middle Leipzig period (from 1729) --
The universalist: the late Leipzig period (to 1750) --
Epilogue: Bach's place in the history of music.
Series Title: Life & times (London, England)
Other Titles: Johann Sebastian Bach.
Responsibility: Martin Geck ; translated by Anthea Bell ; introduced by John Butt.

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This is one title in a series of short, illustrated biographies. They tell the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Dietrich, from Einstein to Churchill.  Read more...

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The author makes judicious use of letters, contemporary reports and limpid accounts of harmony and counterpoint to put the man (sociable, funny, arrogant, worried about money) back into the music. Read more...

 
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