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Author Moller, Dan, 1975- author.

Title The way of Bach : three years with the man, the music, and the piano / Dan Moller.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, Ltd., 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Bach,J MOL    Available
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Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description ix, 210 pages ; 22 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-207).
Summary "Dan Moller grew up listening to heavy metal in the Boston suburbs. But something changed when he dug out his mother's records of 'The Art of the Fugue,' inexplicably wedged between 16 ABBA Hits and Kenny Rogers. Moller became fixated on Bach and his music, but only learned to play it for himself as an adult. In 'The Way of Bach,' Moller draws us into the strange and surprisingly funny world of the composer and his milieu. Did you know 'The Goldberg Variations' contain a song about having to eat too much cabbage? Or that Handel nearly died in a duel he fought while conducting an opera? Along the way, Moller takes up such questions as: Just what is so special about Bach's music? What can Americans--steeped in pop culture--learn from European craftsmanship? And why do some people see a connection between Bach's music and God? By turns witty and thought-provoking, Moller infuses 'The Way of Bach' with insights into music, culture, and philosophy alike and will inspire to not just ask the bigger questions, but to immerse ourselves in what we're truly passionate about"-- Jacket.
Contents Preface -- The bug -- The music -- The struggle -- The man -- The piano -- God -- Glossary.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Appreciation.
Music -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Moller, Dan, 1975- -- Anecdotes.
Music -- Instruction and study -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Added Title Bach
ISBN 9781643135809 (hardback)
1643135805 (hardback)

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