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The Bach Reader: A Life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents, Revised Edition Paperback – May, 1966

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 474 pages
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; Revised edition (May 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393002594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393002591
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,488,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the life and music of J.S. Bach. Not only are there translations of every known piece of writing by him, and every important document about him, but many of his contemporaries and those in the following generation are quoted on their views of Bach's stature and achievement. There is also the complete text of the first biography of Bach, written in 1802 by J.N. Forkel and drawing on information from Bach's sons Friedemann and Emanuel. This book has so much valuable and fascinating information in such a small compass that music lovers will be drawn to it again and again
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I knew the content before purchase.
However, I would like to add the following. Reading only the substance of the book, it probably will not get you very far (the book is about facts, generally independent, it is not a narrative or biography). So need to have a substantial and strong knowledge of the facts for the power frame, otherwise may even incur serious errors.
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It is exactly what I wanted. The description was accurate. The content is comprehensive and well researched. I love it
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By A Customer on March 15, 1997
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Through Bach's private documents you fin the real ma
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