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Music in the Castle of Heaven
Author: John Eliot Gardiner

ISBN: 9780141977591
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: 3 July 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 3.0
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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.

'Gardiner is the supreme interpreter of Bach in our time . . . extraordinarily vivid . . . brings us into the very presence of the man. A must read.' Raymond Tallis, The Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year

'Magisterial . . . an awesome achievement.' Richard Morrison, The Times

'Tremendous . . . sets the life and the music in a historical perspective where every detail is relevant and every comment illuminating. Simp...

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