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Published: 11 April 2002

640 Pages | frontispiece; numerous halftones; 1 map, numerous music examples


ISBN: 9780199248841

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Johann Sebastian Bach

The Learned Musician

Christoph Wolff

  • Now available in paperback.
  • Landmark biography of J. S. Bach by leading Bach scholar published to mark 250th anniversary of the composer's death.
  • Turns Bach inside out: brings to bear the advances of 50 years of Bach scholarship to provide a complete re-examination of his personality.
  • Shows how Bach's superb inventiveness pervaded his career as a musician, composer, performer, scholar and teacher.
  • Hardback edition has sold 3833 copies (not including the US) since publication in March 2000. There will be an interim reprint of the hardback until paperback is available.
  • Hardback edition has been widely and positively reviewed in various journals and magazines, including The Musical Times, Early Music Today, The Gramophone, Piano, BBC Music Magazine, Sunday Telegraph, TLS, Classical Music, and many others. (Reviews still coming in.)