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An Extraordinary Life. An Extraordinary Life (Abrsm)

By (author) Davitt Moroney
Format: Sheet music
Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, United Kingdom
Published: 10th Jun 2000
Dimensions: w 135mm h 216mm d 9mm
Weight: 195g
ISBN-10: 1860961908
ISBN-13: 9781860961908
Barcode No: 9781860961908
Written by Bach specialist and leading harpsichordist Davitt Moroney, this book is a witty, lucid and revealing account of Bach's life. It is a perceptive assessment of the composer's genius and will be of great interest to concert-goers, CD collectors, social historians and students.

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Davitt Moroney's slim volume skilfully packs a great deal of information into its 100-plus pages... Piecing together the fragmentary remarks we have about Bach's character, Moroney vividly brings him to life in five carefully-organised chapters. One appealing feature is the inclusion of diverting contemporary anecdotes about Bach's attitude to food, drink and tobacco - basically he seems to have liked them all. Early Music Today Moroney's prose makes gripping reading, much like a good novel. This book will open your eyes to a side of Bach with which you might not be familiar - a determined, sometimes stubborn, competitive, humorous man, but above all a human-being. Early Music News A short and delightful book...This book is eminently readable and very refreshing. The only complaint is that one wishes it could have been longer. IPQ Charming book. Well worth having. Flutewise