The New Bach Reader

Hans T. David (Author), Arthur Mendel (Author), Christoph Wolff (Author, Harvard University)

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"Just reading these documents brings this great composer to life in a most exciting and vivid way. I love this book!" —Yo-Yo Ma

Through hundreds of letters, family papers, anecdotes, and records, the Bach Reader established a new approach to biography by offering original documents in impeccable translations. In The New Bach Reader, Christoph Wolff has incorporated numerous facsimiles and added many newly discovered items, reflecting the current state of scholarship about the composer's life and music. The readings in this volume provide an accurate and vivid picture of Bach's world and of his far-reaching influence.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 1999
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31956-9
  • 6.1 × 9.3 in / 608 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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