The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Bach beyond words

Pictures, CD make biography special

There is always more to learn about that most-Lutheran composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Fortress Press recently issued an English translation of Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life in Pictures and Documents (2005). The author is biographer and filmmaker Hans Conrad Fischer.

But there’s even more than text, pictures and documents. A CD features performances representing all the major categories of Bach’s compositions is included. This package is a good introduction to the man and his music. It’s enjoyable to alternate reading the book and listening to the CD—a rare feast for both eyes and ears.

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