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Johann Sebastian Bach: Book summary and reviews of Johann Sebastian Bach by Martin Geck

Johann Sebastian Bach

Life and Work

by Martin Geck

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Johann Sebastian Bach by Martin Geck
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  • Published Dec 2006
    752 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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The focus in this comprehensive, thoroughly researched book is on the extraordinary work that came of the composer's life. From the Goldberg Variations to the Brandenburg Concertos to the Art of the Fugue, Geck carefully analyzes Bach's innovations in harmony and counterpoint, placing them in the context of European musical and social history. Always fresh and stimulating, this definitive work reintroduces Bach's enormous oeuvre in all its splendor.

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"Starred Review. Surprisingly little is known about the domestic and professional life of the man many consider the greatest composer who ever lived, and even this monumental study by a German musicologist has to fall back on a great deal of supposition of the kind all too familiar from some Shakespearean biographies." - PW.
"Starred Review. Ordinary lovers of music will join specialists in praising this book." - Booklist.
"Highly recommended for academic and music collections and also suitable for public libraries with a knowledgeable clientele." - Library Journal.

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