The True Life of J.S. Bach by Klaus Eidam

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In this new biography of Johann Sebastian Bach, Klaus Eidam brings the icon of Baroque music into focus as never before.
 

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Klaus Eidam has written TV plays about Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Weber and is the author of a four-part Bach TV series that has been broadcast in forty countries. Hoyt Rogers translations from the French, German, and Spanish have appeared in numerous periodicals. Klaus Eidam has written TV plays about Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Weber and is the author of a four-part Bach TV series that has been broadcast in forty countries. Hoyt Rogers translations from the French, German, and Spanish have appeared in numerous periodicals.
 
Published July 5, 2001 by Basic Books. 432 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Munich-based TV documentary scriptwriter Eidam offers a new interpretation of the great organist and composer, Bach. His writing can be clunky, such as when he refers to his own change of interest:

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Treated as a lackey by noble employers, Bach was also saddled with lazy and inept musicians who were uninterested in his perfectionist goals: he got into a street brawl with one whom he termed ""a prick bassoonist."" As an organist, Eidam offers a particularly interesting account of Bach's mo...

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