Thanks for this!
Knowing what a Bach “fan” you are, I value your opinion: What Bach biography/ies do you recommend?
McCain: Wolff’s biography is the best one out there now. Here is a link to it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Learned-Musician/dp/0393322564/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255634639&sr=8-1
Thanks! Looks great — now when will I find time to read it?!
Bach – what a towering master. I have always found it very interesting that his vast (and exceedingly beautiful) musical production at the reformed court of Anhalt-Cöthen was largely (almost exclusively) secular. Could it be that the early, hyper-reformed prohibition on instruments in church led to a proliferation of secular or non-liturgical music? Schade, eigentlich…..
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