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The Resource Bach : music in the castle of heaven, by John Eliot Gardiner

Bach : music in the castle of heaven, by John Eliot Gardiner

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Bach : music in the castle of heaven
Title
Bach
Title remainder
music in the castle of heaven
Statement of responsibility
by John Eliot Gardiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An unprecedented book about one of the greatest of all composers, by his greatest modern interpreter. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most famously unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque--and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents' house, where it hung for safety during the Second World War. He has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and is now regarded as one of the composer's greatest living interpreters. The fruits of this lifetime's immersion are now distilled in this remarkable book, which explains in wonderful detail how Bach worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects--and what it can tell us about Bach the man. It is grounded in all the most recent Bach scholarship but moves far beyond it, andtakes us as deeply into Bach's works and mind as perhaps words can. This is a unique book about one of the greatest of all creative artists"--
  • "From one of Bach's greatest living interpreters: a landmark study which explains in wonderful detail how the composer worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects--and what it can tell us about Bach the man. Johann Sebastian Bach isone of the most famously unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque--and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and the fruits of this lifetime's immersion are now distilled in this remarkable book. It is grounded in all the most recent Bach scholarship but moves far beyond it as well, taking us as deeply into Bach's works and mind as perhaps words can. This is an unparalleled book about one of the greatest of all creative artists"--
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Gardiner, John Eliot
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Composers
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
Label
Bach : music in the castle of heaven, by John Eliot Gardiner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Under the Cantor's gaze -- Germany on the brink of enlightenment -- The Bach gene -- The class of '85 -- The mechanics of faith -- The incorrigible cantor -- Bach at his workbench -- Cantatas or coffee? -- Cycles and seasons -- First Passion -- His "Great Passion" -- Collision and collusion -- The habit of perfection -- "Old Bach"
Control code
BK0013301950
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 628 p.
Isbn
9780375415296
Lccn
2013030398
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Bach : music in the castle of heaven, by John Eliot Gardiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Under the Cantor's gaze -- Germany on the brink of enlightenment -- The Bach gene -- The class of '85 -- The mechanics of faith -- The incorrigible cantor -- Bach at his workbench -- Cantatas or coffee? -- Cycles and seasons -- First Passion -- His "Great Passion" -- Collision and collusion -- The habit of perfection -- "Old Bach"
Control code
BK0013301950
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 628 p.
Isbn
9780375415296
Lccn
2013030398
Other physical details
ill.

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