"Just reading these documents brings this great composer to life in a most exciting and vivid way. I love this book!" - Yo-Yo Ma
Through hundreds of letters, family papers, anecdotes, and records, the Bach Reader established a new approach to biography by offering original documents in impeccabletranslations. In The New Bach Reader, Christoph Wolff has incorporated numerous facsimiles and added many newly discovered items, reflecting the current state of scholarship about the composer´s lifeand music. The readings in this volume provide an accurate and vivid picture of Bach´s world and ofhis far-reaching influence.
Christoph Wolff is the William Powell Mason Professor of Music and dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.