Johann Sebastian Bach
The Learned MusicianBook - 2000
This engaging new biography portrays Bach as the living, breathing, and sometimes imperfect human being that he was while bringing to bear all the advances of the last half-century of Bach scholarship. Wolff demonstrates the intimate connection between the composers life and his music showing how Bach's superb inventiveness pervaded his career as musician composer performer scholar, and teacher. And throughout we see Bach in the broader context or his time its institutions, traditions and influences. With this highly readable book, Wolff sets a new standard for Bach biography.