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Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work [Kindle Edition]

Johann Nikolaus Forkel , Charles Sanford Terry
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Text: English, German (translation)

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  • File Size: 484 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Old, but worth reading October 8, 2011
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This book is the first biography of J S Bach and is well worth the time of anyone interested in this great composer. It is most interesting to see what Bach's first biographer said about him.

Later scholars have shown that some of what Forkel has written is not completely accurate, but it is still well worth your time.

And you can't beat the price.

It would be greatly enhanced with a table of contents.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I wouldn't recommend it as it's disappointing not to read more about how he worked with the
musicians and what his daily life was like. And, I would have liked to learn more about both his
wives and his children. There is some mention of them but only about the children who became
musicians and composers. It's a bit thin all around.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed March 5, 2013
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The book seems to be more about the author than about his subject. I lost interest about a third of the way in.
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3.0 out of 5 stars One of the First Works on Bach February 2, 2014
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The opening of this book lists a number of faults with this biography. One can buy the much more recent work Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner (Oct 29, 2013). This work has a very good rating and if one wants to purchase a book on the great composer, this would be one of my considerations.
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By Aelsn
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There is no proof that, as Forkel rote, Bach copied forbidden music by moonlight. But very interesting. I would get this before any other Bach biographies.
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