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Bach : music in the castle of heaven / John Eliot Gardiner.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780375415296 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0375415297 (hbk.)
  • Description: xxxiv, 628 pages, 24 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 780.92/Bach (Text to phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW ML 410 .B1 G34 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Gordon College Lobby New Book ML 410 .B1 G34 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Merrimack College Stacks (3rd) ML410.B1 G34 2013 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction ML 410 .B1 G34 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/22/2014
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level 780.92 BAC (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: "Originally published in Great Britain as Music in the castle of heaven, by Allen Lane"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Under the cantor's gaze -- Germany on the brink of enlightenment -- The Bach gene -- The class of '85 -- The mechanics of faith -- The incorrigible cantor -- Bach at his workbench -- Cantatas or coffee? -- Cycles and seasons -- First Passion -- His "Great Passion" -- Collision and collusion -- The habit of perfection -- "Old Bach."
Summary: "From one of Bach's greatest living interpreters, a landmark study which explains in ... detail how the composer worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects--and what it can tell us about Bach the man"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750.
Composers > Germany > Biography.

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