Bach

Music in the Castle of Heaven

by John Eliot Gardiner

Hardcover, 628 pages, Knopf, List Price: $35 | purchase

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Bach
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Music in the Castle of Heaven
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John Eliot Gardiner

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One of the modern world's leading conductor delivers an assessment of the life and achievements of the 18th-century master composer. The book shares scholarly insights into how Bach worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects — and what it can tell us about Bach the man.

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This rare portrait of Bach, by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, hung in John Eliot Gardiner's home during World War II. courtesy of William H. Scheide, Princeton, N.J. hide caption

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