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This is a very well- written book; thorough, easy to read, comprehensive.
It's true that an index in a Kindle book won't have page numbers as locators, but the index should still be included as a way of seeing what information is available.
Wolff writes well and does not use an inordinate amount of musical terminology, so a musical illiterate like myself can still read and enjoy him.
No Illustrations. Charts don't work in eBook form. I've been cheated.Published 29 days ago by Sean Elfyn Cairne
A comprehensive look at the man behind the music, in so far as the records allow. Fully supported with notes and useful selections of music and information about life in Bach's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bronwyn Brown
The greatest musician in history had a less than fascinating life. It did no harm to his art, and is really remarkable that such an ordinary fellow in daily matters could be so... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Alexander Bodkin
A great book. I have both the paper and Kindle editions. The paper one is outstanding. The Kindle one has little or no figures close to the text, and more than a few are just... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Julio1fer
Every period looks to Bach and creates a hero from contemporary values. Reading this best of bios you are sure he wouod have gotten early acceptance to Harvard. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andrew Appel
Christoph Wolff's book is not only wonderfully thorough, but also it is a great read. The book gives a broad view of what made J.S. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Diane Jacobson
I just finished reading this book - loved it. I have, of late, fallen in love with classical music. It's all I listen to in the car and at work. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jason
This is my first Amazon review ever, but I'm hoping if enough voices are added to the outcry something might be done. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Abigail Karr
I find Wolff's learning appealing and instructive. He obviously knows his Bach and I profited immensely from his hard work and expertise. Read morePublished 16 months ago by B. Maurice Ritchie