A longtime journalist and the former editor of several magazines, including Time and People, James R. Gaines lives with his family in Paris.
This is for classical music lovers and does also contain some interesting bits about history.Published 1 month ago by Heidi Nickel
A gem of an historical novel for Bach buffs, with some meaty technical material about composition. The justaposition of two very different powerful men, Frederick the Great... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia
My friend who is a Bach and classical music addict was enthralled with the book.Published 2 months ago by cashley73
I rank it with the most valuable books of my library!
An excellent book, educational and highly readable. A good format to learn about the lives of Bach and Fredrick the Great. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jaime Caceres
Most educational book on this era of music history I have read - and sometimes witty, as well! Great writing style.Published 8 months ago by Alice Maxfield
I don't read musical scores, can't play an instrument, and heretofore rarely listened to Baroque-era music, but I enjoyed this book immensely. Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. Hanna
If you come to this book knowing next to nothing about Frederick the Great--and (to be honest) not caring to know more--you'll finish it caring more than a little. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rudy Apffel
Excellent book. It does an excellent job of describing Bach and FtG as flesh and blood people. On the other hand, it over-simplifies both, as well, in order to put them in the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Heather Fairbanks