Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth by Andrew Talle

By Andrew Talle

Reverence for J. S. Bach's song and its towering presence in our cultural reminiscence have lengthy affected how humans pay attention his works. In his personal time, in spite of the fact that, Bach stood as simply one other determine between a couple of composers, a lot of them extra well-liked by the music-loving public. Eschewing the good composer kind of song background, Andrew Talle takes us on a trip that appears at how usual humans made tune in Bach's Germany. Talle focuses particularly at the tradition of keyboard enjoying as lived in private and non-private. As he levels via a wealth of files, tools, diaries, account ledgers, and artworks, Talle brings a desirable solid of characters to lifestyles. those individuals--amateur performers, consumers, software 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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