The Bach Necrology is the first biography – actually a short biography – about Johann Sebastian Bach from 1750, which only became known to the broad public in 1754. This offer is an audio collage, that is the text is narrated by the professional narrator Aaron Regerar and the individual chapters are accompanied by Bach's music.
Runtime: 42 minutes
Files: 8 mp3 files as 1 zip file
Narrator: Aaron Regerar
Publisher: Renate Bach Verlag – Bach 4 You
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The Johann Sebastian Bach Obituary is the first of some 700 biographies that have appeared since Bach's death in July 1750 and have been published by hundreds of publishers. It reads in about half an hour, making it a very detailed necrology. As the first biography, it is of course one of the very short ones. However, it is based on the recollections of two musicians who could not have been closer to Bach: First, Johann Sebastian Bach's son-in-law and student, Johann Christoph Altnikol, and second, Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel. Third in the group of authors was Kolof de Mitzler. From this biography all following biographers had their basis of knowledge. The fact that quite insignificant, few facts could be corrected later by research, does not play a role in this listening fun. Actually ... this first Bach biography is the first Bach Short Biography.
Who is this audio collage for when you can also read it for free at Bach on Bach? It is for music or Bach enthusiasts who enjoy the presentation: You can enjoy the text read aloud in ancient English, and also the sometimes difficult-to-understand sentence structure and word choice of 1750. The sections are interspersed with Bach's best-known and most popular musical works, all of which – and in their entirety – you can prelisten at "Bach on Bach." How the narrator of this offer sounds and the mix then, you can find out in the audio sample above this text section.
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