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Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (Norton Paperback) Paperback – 29 Oct 2001


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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (29 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780393322569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393322569
  • ASIN: 0393322564
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 4.6 x 23.4 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 572,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A monumental work that must find its way into the library of every musician and every dedicated lover of music.--Isaac Stern

It's unlikely that anyone will fashion a finer tribute to [Bach's] genius.

A magisterial biographical portrait necessarily learned, but also user-friendly, helpful and entertainingly informative."

Likely to be the standard one-volume Bach biography for some time to come.

A work of clarity worthy of its subject and his music.

Undoubtedly the most important Bach biography since Phillipp Spitta's life written over a century ago.

A magisterial biographical portrait...necessarily learned, but also user-friendly, helpful and entertainingly informative.

About the Author

Christoph Wolff, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the Adams University Professor at Harvard University and one of the world's foremost experts on Bach and Mozart. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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