Bach's Goldberg Variations by Anna Harwell Celenza

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Johann Gottlieb Goldberg is a young servant in the employ of Count Keyserlingk. A talented musician, the boy secretly practices playing the harpsichord at night. When the count discovers Goldberg one evening, he challenges Goldberg to combine all the harpsichord music he's learned--and to throw in a riddle. In a panic, Goldberg turns to Johann Sebastian Bach for the perfect piece of music to appease the count. Stylized illustrations include elements from the baroque period. For families, teachers, and curious music lovers of all ages.

About Anna Harwell Celenza

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Anna Harwell Celenza is a musicologist and the author of several books for adults and children regarding music history and the history of art. Her children's books include THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY, PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, GERSHWIN'S RHAPSODY IN BLUE, and VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS. Anna lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published February 1, 2005 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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the boy goes to live with Count Keyserlingk, and his ever more challenging musical requests prompt the boy to seek help from Bach, who meets his needs with the title piece, included on a CD recording.

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