About this book
John Eliot Gardiner is one of the world's leading conductors and most prominent figures in the classical music world; he is also regarded as one of the greatest interpreters of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. This is his landmark study, which dissects the music, mystery and spiritual life of Back as no other book has done.
Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the unfathomable composers in the history of music. This book explains the ideas on which Bach drew, how he worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects - and what it can tell us about Bach the man.