Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571233274
No of pages: 512

The Faber Pocket Guide to Bach


The music of J. S. Bach has a unique power and resonance some 300 years after it was written. From annual performances of the great Passions to its use in popular arrangements, adverts and films, the imaginative strength of Bach’s music continues to draw listeners to explore its mysteries.

Accessible, lively and easy to use, with guides to his works and outstanding recordings, Nicholas Kenyon’s new Pocket Guide looks at all Bach’s music, sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental, reflecting the latest scholarship, and explores why he speaks so profoundly to our age.


Categorised as: Music, Stage & Screen
Sub-categories: Classical Music
Genres & Themes: Pocket Guides; Orchestras; Composers; Musicology

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