Bach: A Musical Biography by Peter Williams

By Peter Williams

J. S. Bach composed a number of the best-loved and so much relocating tune in Western tradition. Surviving usually in manuscript collections, his tune additionally exists in precise and designated guides that demonstrate a lot approximately his existence and strategies as a composer. during this ebook, Peter Williams, writer of the acclaimed J. S. Bach: A lifestyles in track, revisits Bach's biography throughout the lens of his song. Reviewing all of Bach's song chronologically, Williams discusses the track assortment by means of assortment to bare the advance of Bach's pursuits and priorities. whereas very much has been written in regards to the composer's vocal works, Williams offers the keyboard track its right emphasis, revealing it as the most important to Bach's biography, as a tender organist and a mature composer, as a performer in public and instructor in deepest, and as a profound philosopher within the language of music.

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