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Bach: An Extraordinary Life By Davitt Moroney

Bach: An Extraordinary Life by Davitt Moroney

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Summary

Written by Bach specialist and leading harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, this book is a witty, lucid and revealing account of Bach's life. It is a perceptive assessment of the composer's genius and will be of great interest to concert-goers, CD collectors, social historians and students.

Bach: An Extraordinary Life Summary

Bach: An Extraordinary Life by Davitt Moroney

Written by Bach specialist and leading harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, this book is a witty, lucid and revealing account of Bach's life. It is a perceptive assessment of the composer's genius and will be of great interest to concert-goers, CD collectors, social historians and students.

Bach: An Extraordinary Life Reviews

Davitt Moroney's slim volume skilfully packs a great deal of information into its 100-plus pages... Piecing together the fragmentary remarks we have about Bach's character, Moroney vividly brings him to life in five carefully-organised chapters. One appealing feature is the inclusion of diverting contemporary anecdotes about Bach's attitude to food, drink and tobacco - basically he seems to have liked them all. * Early Music Today *
Moroney's prose makes gripping reading, much like a good novel. This book will open your eyes to a side of Bach with which you might not be familiar - a determined, sometimes stubborn, competitive, humorous man, but above all a human-being. * Early Music News *
A short and delightful book...This book is eminently readable and very refreshing. The only complaint is that one wishes it could have been longer. * IPQ *
Charming book. Well worth having. * Flutewise *

Table of Contents

1. Son, Orphan, Brother, Organ Student (1685-1703) 2. Organist and Court Composer (1703-1717) 3. Court Composer and Teacher (1717-1723) 4. Cantor and Municipal Director of Music (1723-1750) 5. 28 July 1750

Additional information

GOR001976512
9781860961908
1860961908
Bach: An Extraordinary Life by Davitt Moroney
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
2000-06-22
128
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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