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J. S. Bach: A Life in Music Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition
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Review of the hardback: '… its freshness of approach and practical knowledge of the music are enthralling.' The Herald
'… it is in this combination of musicology, common-sense psychology and an almost Shakespearean sense of drama that I find Williams at his best.' Newsletter of the American Bach Society
Review of the hardback: '… Williams is a writer both erudite and compelling … this is a biography unafraid to raise awkward questions and make a gallant attempt to answer them … William's study, a substantial read, fills an important place in English language Bach literature.' BBC Music Magazine
Review of the hardback: 'Peter Williams' observations in this … well-written volume add an imaginative and fresh dimension that will keep the 'little grey cells' charged … [This] volume could be a useful 'precursor' and we are the beneficiaries as a result.' The Journal of the London Bach Society
Review of the hardback: 'Williams's book is dense and challenging … a rewarding read, certain to enthral equally any lover of Bach's music and admirer of the techniques of forensic enquiry.' Musical Times
'… a biography that inspires engagement …' Choir and Organ --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B001AOOHYK
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press; Illustrated edition (15 February 2007)
- Language : English
- File size : 6033 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 418 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 863,440 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I bought the book because I greatly admire Peter Williams' previous writings on Bach and organ music. I was slightly disappointed with this book, however.
I'm an amateur musician who has read a lot about Bach. For me, core references are Christoph Wolff (2000) 'Johann Sebastian Bach; the learned musician' (scholarly and fascinating to read), and 'The New Bach Reader' (David & Mendel/ Wolff). I'd suggest not bothering with the Williams book unless you are already familiar with such books. You'll only value what Williams questions in a sentence or two if you're familiar with arguments over the same issue in other places.