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Bach at Leipzig

ISBN-10: 0573651442

ISBN-13: 9780573651441

Edition: 2008

Authors: Itamar Moses

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Charaters: 7 maleFull Length, Comedy/FarceInterior setLeipzig, Germany - 1722. Johann Kuhnau, revered organist of the Thomaskirche, suddenly dies, leaving his post vacant. The town council invites musicians to audition for the coveted position, among them young Johann Sebastian Bach. In an age where musicians depend on patronage from the nobility or the church to pursue their craft, the post at a prominent church in a cultured city is a near guarantee of fame and fortune -which is why some of the candidates are willing to resort to any lengths to secure it. BACH AT LEIPZIG is a fugue-like farcical web of bribery, blackmail, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Enlightenment questions about humanity, God, and art.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 108
Language: English