Download e-book for iPad: Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth by Andrew Talle

By Andrew Talle

Reverence for J. S. Bach's track and its towering presence in our cultural reminiscence have lengthy affected how humans listen his works. In his personal time, even though, Bach stood as simply one other determine between a couple of composers, lots of them extra well liked by the music-loving public. Eschewing the nice composer sort of track historical past, Andrew Talle takes us on a trip that appears at how traditional humans made song in Bach's Germany. Talle focuses particularly at the tradition of keyboard taking part in as lived in private and non-private. As he levels via a wealth of records, tools, diaries, account ledgers, and artworks, Talle brings a desirable solid of characters to lifestyles. those individuals--amateur performers, consumers, tool developers, and listeners--inhabited a misplaced international, and Talle's deft services teases out the varied roles track performed of their lives and of their relationships with each other. whilst, his nuanced sport of keyboard playing's social milieu illuminates the era's reception of Bach's immortal works.

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