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The Source of all Genius
and all Music and all Poetry

Review of

The Small Books of Bach
David Wright

 
Paperback: Wipf and Stock, 2014
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Reviewed by Gina Dalfonzo

 

If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, perhaps the fear of Bach is the beginning of a true love and appreciation of music. The word “fear” may be even more appropriate here than in the original biblical context. I can’t speak for the professional musician, but the amateur musician like myself approaches Johann Sebastian Bach with a sense of awe bordering on—or rather, crossing the border into—profound intimidation.

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