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The New Grove Bach Family (The New Grove Series) Paperback – October 17, 1997

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Christoph Wolff, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the Adams University Professor at Harvard University and one of the world’s foremost experts on Bach and Mozart. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Product Details

  • Series: The New Grove Series
  • Paperback: 372 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 17, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393303543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393303544
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #646,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Bach family, perhaps Germany's most illustrious musical name, included an amazing variety of musicians. With chapters on most of the major Bach composers, I found the chapters on J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and W.F. Bach especially interesting.

There are also some valuable biographies of earlier Bach's such as Johann Christoph Bach, a contemporary with Pachabel and Johann Michael Bach, the father-in-law of Johann Sebastion.

With each composer, a comprehensive list is provided of the extant as well as compositions known to have been composed but are apparently lost.

Anyone wanting to understand music in Germany during the baroque era will want to check out this book.
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By Saxman on November 29, 2014
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Great overview of Bach. All the New Grove's are excellent.
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