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Life and Works: Bach, J.S.

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XM 8051
Life and Works: Bach, J.S.
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ISBN: 9781843793724
Download Size: 212 Mb
Running Time: 04:34:11
Digital UPC: 9781843793724

Release Date: July 2002
Originally recorded in 2002
Jeremy Siepmann
Johann Sebastian Bach
John Shrapnel
Spoken Word

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Life and Works: Bach, J.S.
Jeremy Siepmann
Read by John Shrapnel
Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his twenty children. For the last twenty-seven years of his life he was a schoolteacher and choir director whose duties extended to meal supervision and dormitory inspection. Yet throughout his career he composed a vast body of music which is amongst the most joyful, dancing and enrapturing ever written. This portrait-in-sound includes many examples of the music that made him immortal. With compelling narration by Jeremy Siepmann, character portrayals by acclaimed actors, and the interpolation of over twenty-five substantial musical extracts reflecting the development of one of music's most enduringly awe-inspiring composers, we are transported back three centuries straight into the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. This innovative sense of immediacy is at the heart of this comprehensive audio-biography, depicting the life of a composer whose music is universally admired.

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