BACH a Biography by Charles Sanford Terry

This book written and first published in 1928 contains a scholarly and entertaining read about my favorite, and many other peoples favorite, composer Johann Sebastian Bach.  My copy is the fourth impression a handsome blue hardback book.  It pulls together all of the previous work then known on the subject, starting with his obituary notice published in 1754 and written by Mizler.  I really enjoyed the book and the details of letters and first and second hand accounts of Bach’s life.  The book also includes a large selection of black and white photographs of the various places and buildings associated with Bach, at the back of the book.  Some of these locations have subsequently been flattened in the second world war.

I read it a couple of years ago so my impression has faded some what.  When I re-read it I will add a little more detail.

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