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Johann Sebastian Bach, his Life, Art, and Work

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,633 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.7
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 1,528
Added to site: 2011.07.01 30293
Genre: Music

Translation of: Ueber Johann Sebastian Bachs Leben, Kunst und Kunstwerke

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scuss the first English version of Forkel's monograph, published in 1820, with the following title-page:

LIFE OF JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH; with a Critical View of his Compositions. By J. N. Forkel, Author of The Complete History of Music, etc., etc. Translated from the German. London: Printed for T. Boosey and Co., Holles-Street, Cavendish-Square. 1820.

The book was published in February 1820; it was announced, with a slightly differently worded title-page, in the New Monthly Magazine and Universal Register for March 1820 (p. 341), and the Scots Magazine for the same month ( vol. lxxxv. p. 263). The New Monthly states the price as 5s., the Quarterly Review (vol. xxiii. p. 281) as 6s. The book contains xi+116+3 pages of Music Figures, crown octavo, bound in dark unlettered cloth. It has neither Introduction, notes (other than Forkel's), nor indication of the translator's identity. Much of the translation is so bad as to suggest grave doubts of the translator's compr



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