Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach

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Penguin Books, Limited, 3 jul. 2014 - 672 pagina's
Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasionally so intemperate?
In this remarkable book, John Eliot Gardiner distils the fruits of a lifetime's immersion as one of Bach's greatest living interpreters. Explaining in wonderful detail how Bach worked and how his music achieves its effects, he also takes us as deeply into Bach's works and mind as perhaps words can. The result is a unique book about one of the greatest of all creative artists.

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Gebruikersrecensie  - yooperprof - LibraryThing

Four months to read this book! Some brilliant things here, but also very frustrating. Gardiner strongly believes that Bach's religious music, specifically the prodigious cantata cycles, the St. John ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - vguy - LibraryThing

Excellent book, hard going for a non-musician, though he does his darnedest to be non-technical . i listen to and love Bach's music a lot, but found it hard to know which bit was under discussion ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2014)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is one of the world's leading conductors, not only of Baroque music but across the whole repertoire. He founded the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, the Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. He conducts most of the world's great orchestras and in many of the leading opera houses. He lives and farms in Dorset.

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