|Pages||352 (217 images)|
|Dimensions (cm)||29.5 x 29 x 6|
|Composer||Johann Sebastian Bach|
A Biographical Kaleidoscope
brings the musical genius to life in entertaining episodes, excerpts from letters and copious illustrations. Music CDs: Bach’s music is captured in all its great variety on four CDs. Major choral and organ works, important concertos and chamber music are presented in prestigious performances for the listener’s delight. Artists like Kurt Masur, Thomas Zehetmair, Ludwig Güttler and the choirs of the Dresden Kreuzkirche and St Thomas, Leipzig, are an assurance of the highest quality.
The Christmas Oratorio
is one of the most popular works by this extraordinary composer. This unique book tells the biblical Christmas story in pictures and music. An impressive collection of Baroque and Renaissance paintings and motifs, as well as excerpts from the original, handwritten score. Music CDs: An exquisite recording of the Weihnachts Oratorio, sung by Arleen Augér, Peter Schreier, Theo Adam and the Dresdner Kreuzchor conducted by Martin Flämig, as well as Christmas Cantatas by J.S. Bach.
The Passion according to St. Matthew
is not only his grandest creation, but also a work of profound genius. This art book offers masterworks of painting, accompanied by the text to “St. Matthew Passion”. It provides an impressive depiction of the agony of Jesus. It is possible to follow the music, scene for scene, by looking at the pictures. Music CDs: A fulminate complete recording of the “Matthäus Passion” as well as other Bach cantatas, played by Peter Schreier and other first name soloists; the Dresdner Kreuzchor and the Thomanerchor conducted by Rudolf und Erhard Mauersberger.