Biller, Georg Christoph
Götzelt, Klaus Th.
Hentig, Hartmut von
Maizière, Lothar de
offering many leisurely hours of
This book is an anthology of forty-six essays by well-established figures in
Germany from diverse background—musicologists, musicians, composers, teachers,
politicians, theologians, scientists, publicists, critics and journalists—who
unfolds their own account of encountering with Bach and his music. Bach
researchers are represented by Martin Geck, Martin Petzoldt and Christoph Wolff.
The present Thomascantor, Georg Christoph Biller, is among the practicing
musicians. The short CV of all the authors is given at the back of the book. The
contributions themselves are of mixed kinds, and mostly light hearted, witty and
amusing. (The title of essays can be listed by clicking
this link.) The longest is a ten-page poem by Christian Geissler, while
there are five one-page essays.
The book offers many leisurely hours for your reading enjoyment. It is also
good to know that part of your money goes to a good cause: the preservation work
for Bach’s autographs in Staatsbibliothek in Berlin.