Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Plenty of Bach from Gardiner, not enough bytes from D.G.

John Eliot Gardiner, The conductor, (though that’s about as adequate as saying ‘Martin Luther King, the priest’) has written a huge book about Bach called, delightfully, ‘Music in the Castle of Heaven’. I’m thinking of getting it, even though there’s no room here for more books. (It’s my dream to buy one day a house big enough to hold all my books.)

Here is a little bit I specially liked from Nicholas Kenyon’s review in the TLS:

Notable anniversaries today are the birth of Brahms, the birth of Tchaikovsky,
and the sinking of the Lusitania.

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