EVENING IN THE PALACE OF REASON

BACH MEETS FREDERICK THE GREAT IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT

Gaines, James

Fourth Estate Ltd.

2005

300 pàgines

Format: Rustega

ISBN: 9780007153930

Idioma: Anglès

Matèria: Compositors / intèrprets

In one corner, a godless young warrior, Voltaire’s heralded ‘philosopher-king’, the It Boy of the Enlightenment. In the other, a devout if bad-tempered old composer of ‘outdated’ music, a scorned genius in his last years. The sparks from their brief conflict illuminate a turbulent age. Set at the tipping point between the ancient and the modern world, the triumphant story of Bach's victory expands to take in the tumult of the eighteenth century: the legacy of the Reformation, wars and conquest, the birth of the Enlightenment. Brimming with originality and wit, ‘Evening in the Palace of Reason’ is history of the best kind – intimate in scale and broad in its vision.

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