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The new Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documents

Author: Hans T David; Arthur Mendel; Christoph Wolff
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through hundreds of letters, family papers, anecdotes, and records, the Bach Reader established a new approach to biography by offering original documents in impeccable translations. In The New Bach Reader, Christoph Wolff has incorporated numerous facsimiles and added many newly discovered items, reflecting the current state of scholarship about the composer's life and music. The readings in this volume provide an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach; Johann Sebastian Bach
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans T David; Arthur Mendel; Christoph Wolff
ISBN: 0393319563 9780393319569 0393045587 9780393045581
OCLC Number: 49778606
Notes: Rev. and enl. ed. of: The Bach reader. Rev. ed. 1966.
Description: liv, 551 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Johann Sebastian Bach : a portrait in outline --
Bach's life in his own writings and other documents --
Early biographical documents on Bach --
Bach as viewed by his contemporaries --
Bach in the second half of the Eighteenth Century --
Forkel's biography of Bach (1802/1820) --
Bach in the Romantic era --
Appendix : Money and living costs in Bach's time.
Other Titles: Bach reader.
Responsibility: edited by Hans T. David and Arthur Mendel ; revised and enlarged by Christoph Wolff.

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"Just reading these documents brings this great composer to life in a most exciting and vivid way. I love this book!" -Yo-Yo Ma  Read more...

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