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Johann Sebastian Bach : A Very Brief History

Johann Sebastian Bach : A Very Brief History
This book offers an introduction to to Bach and his music, drawing on scholarship and a light touch. It is a colourful account that sets out Bach's background and life; his works by genre and some technical aspects. It goes on to explore Bach's legacy, and the bulk of the book explores this aspect. There is a fairly lengthy chronology. The author is a distinguished church musician, choir master, organist and composer.
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ISBN/EAN: 9780281079575
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Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Author: Andrew Gant
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Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Bach explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and work, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. Part Two: The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This part explores the intellectual and cultural `afterlife' of Bach, and considers the ways in which his impact has lasted and his music interpreted by later generations. The book has a brief chronology at the front plus a glossary of key terms and a list of further reading at the back.
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