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The Faber Pocket Guide to Bach

Sir Nicholas Kenyon

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Ebook
ISBN
9780571272006
Date Published
17.03.2011
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Summary

The music of J.S.Bach has a unique power and attraction some 300 years after it was written. From annual performances of the great Passions and BBC Radio 3’s hugely successful Bach Christmas, to its use in adverts, films and popular arrangements, the imaginative strength of Bach’s music continues to draw listeners to explore its mysteries.

This new Pocket Guide looks at all Bach’s music, sacred and secular, and explores why he speaks so profoundly to our age about both the spiritual and the sensual in life.

Among the features of this easy-to-use book:
The Bach Top Ten
Bach: The music work by work
Performing Bach today
Bach: The life year by year
What people said about Bach

Accessible and easy to use, Nicholas Kenyon provides for the first time an up-to-date survey of all Bach’s major works in the light of the latest research, from Masses to Cantatas, Concertos to Suites, and recommends the best CDs and further reading.

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Nicholas Kenyon has been Managing Director of the Barbican Centre since 2007. He was Director of the BBC Proms from 1996 to 2007, and Controller, BBC Radio 3, from 1992 to 1998. He read History at Balliol College, Oxford, and his first post was with the English Bach Festival 1973-6. He was a music critic for The New Yorker, The…

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