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J. S. Bach (Volume 2) Paperback – June 1, 1967


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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Books on Music (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1967)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486216322
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486216324
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By J. Zhang on June 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
Dr. Schweitzer himself is an excellent interpretor of Bach's music, especially his organ music. His christian belief put him closer to the heart of the great German composer. Everyone who is seriously interested in Bach should read this book which is full of information and insight. To those who not only listen music but alos feel it, the book is will be a spiritual revelation. Shortcoming: in comparsion with German version, some translation is a bit vague or inaccurate.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Faille on September 19, 2012
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The photograph on the cover is a little odd. It is a railroad receding into the distance. You aren't sure at first glance whether it only seems to peter out as a trick of perspective, but if you look closely you'll see it really does peter out in the middle distance, next to the grain elevator.

What does that have to do with Bach? There's a reference to the sudden end of certain "American high roads" in a footnote in the middle of the text, but that isn't specifically about railroads so I'm not at all sure that justified the photograph.

That's a minor mystery. What is more important: this book is itself a historical document, and gives us insight into two of history's great minds, the writer as well as the subject.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Meng LIAN on April 23, 2013
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Brand new. In good situation. Bought for my friend. So havent look into it. But looks very nice no doubt.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bruce P. Barten on January 22, 2013
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I really wanted to find out which cantatas a great mind has enjoyed. My first love was music. All the social structure that assumes people need an ideology to bind them in death or a dark prison like Christ in Cantata No. 4 are missing something that even Albert Schweitzer can hardly describe. This is a book about something great. Volume 1 called J. S Bach a culmination of what could be done with music within the theories that Bach had to play on way back when it had not turned into the music we now expect. I bought a complete collection of Bach organ works when that was considered unusual by the kind of people I worked with. I don't own many recordings of the cantatas. I wish I could love something without wasting all my time. Even the Eagles sang about what is on your mind has all been a wasted time.
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