Johann Sebastian Bach Maarten 't Hart | Paperback of 304 pages
When Maarten 't Hart was eight years old, he heard Wohl mir, dass ich habe Jesum "from Cantata 147 in the famous piano editing by Myra Hess. It was the most beautiful thing he had ever heard. Bach is his oldest, deepest, greatest love, more so even than Mozart. This is also due to the fact that he is every day at the piano addicted to the sprightly spirit of this immortal genius. In this book he discusses some biographical ambiguities in Bach's life, he tries to show that Bach around 1730 in a crisis hit due to its domestic circumstances, he gives his views on the cantatas, the concerts, the Well-Tempered Clavier, the other keyboard music, the St. Matthew Passion, the chamber, and the voluminous literature on Bach phenomenon. "