J.S. Bach at 328 (and other classical composers)

March 20 not only marks the first day of spring at 6:02 a.m., it’s also the 328th birth anniversary of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Revered for artistic beauty and technical command, Bach’s compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, and the evil-sounding Toccata and Fugue in d-minor.  Enjoy rediscovering a classical composer with one of the following biographies:

Johann Sebastian Bach : life and work / Martin Geck Johann Sebastian Bach : life and work / Martin Geck
Beethoven : the universal composer / Edmund Morris. Beethoven : the universal composer / Edmund Morris.
Mozart at the gateway to his fortune : serving the Emperor, 1788-1791 / Christoph Wolff. Mozart at the gateway to his fortune : serving the Emperor, 1788-1791 / Christoph Wolff.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : a biography / Piero Melograni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : a biography / Piero Melograni
Aaron Copland : a reader : selected writings 1923-1972 / edited, with an introduction, by Richard Kostelanetz. Aaron Copland : a reader : selected writings 1923-1972 / edited, with an introduction, by Richard Kostelanetz.
Aaron Copland : the life and work of an uncommon man / Howard Pollack. Aaron Copland : the life and work of an uncommon man / Howard Pollack.
Tchaikovsky : the man and his music / David Brown. Tchaikovsky : the man and his music / David Brown.
Richard Strauss / by Tim Ashley. Richard Strauss / by Tim Ashley.
Chopin / Ales Orga. Chopin / Ales Orga.
Johannes Brahms : a biography / Jan Swafford. Johannes Brahms : a biography / Jan Swafford.
Vaughan Williams / Simon Heffer. Ralph Vaughan Williams / Simon Heffer.
George Gershwin : a new biography / William G. Hyland. George Gershwin : a new biography / William G. Hyland.

 

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