Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This was a very good read, primarily because Johann Sebastian Bach is an irresistible subject. His was a life devoted to creating beauty through music, both sacred and secular. Though he was quite prolific during his lifetime, he fell into and remained in relative obscurity until the 19th century, when other musicians and composers (such as Felix Mendelssohn) revived his techniques along with his beautiful creations.

This work is fabulously crafted into an uplifting story of Bach as Christian and composer. Most other biographical works on Bach discuss mostly his music, but this one explains how his great faith inspired all of his life’s work.

I recommend it for the music or history lover.