A Portrait Of Bach Author:Jo Manton This is a sensitive, well-documented approach to a tragic story. Its apeal is to older boys and girls who can appreciate Bach's music, and yet, like the author's previous book, The Story of Albert Schweitzer, adults will also enjoy reading this simply told story of a great man. — It is a very moving book with a quality of writing that shines thro... more »ugh; a feeling of devotion to the subject, and research that doesn't seem dull, but permeates and illumines the story.
The book will, of course, have great appeal to lovers of Bach's music, but it is such a beautiful story, so dramatically told, that it will be of intense interest to those who like biography, even if music is not one of their major interests.
Miss Manton has given us all of Bach's difficult and yet happy life from childhood to death. We meet and come to know not only Bach and his family, but also his music, the people who made his world, and the times in which he lived.« less