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J.S. Bach : a life in music

Author: Peter Williams
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Biography   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the life of Bach through his original Obituary, exploring what the work reveals about Bach's musical style, inspirations, and ambitions.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Biographie
biografi
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Williams
ISBN: 9780521870740 0521870747 0511277202 9780511277207 0511277792 9780511277795 9780521306836 0521306833
OCLC Number: 72148455
Description: xi, 405 pages : maps, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Early years 1685-1703 --
First appointments 1703-8 --
Weimar 1708-17 --
Cöthen 1717-23 --
Leipzig, the first years --
Leipzig, the middle years --
Leipzig, the final years --
Observations, descriptions, criticisms.
Responsibility: Peter Williams.
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