Sebastian Bach: The Boy from Thuringia
Large, sturdy, oversized paperback in lay-flat binding. Illustrated by Mary Greenwalt. This is one of the volumes in a classic series from early in the 20th century. We are amazed how much history, biographical material, and music are included in each work.
This volume is the first complete work on the life of Bach ever written for children. Filled with vivid descriptions of Bach`s childhood: how he sat up many nights and copied music by the moonlight, how he walked 200 miles to choir school at Luneburg.
Then, the book explores Bach’s his adult life: how he and his wife taught their 20 children all to sing and play different musical instruments. Over a dozen pages of musical score also! The music reproduced here represents all of the different styles Bach ever wrote.
A child can never really know music unless he knows Bach, for his contribution is the foundation and structural basis of all music. But it is more the human side of this book that will make it live, for in it the great master breathes. All who read it will know him not only as a musical genius, but also as an eager child, an affectionate father, and a lovable human being.
In the Great Composers Series, Opal Wheeler also wrote:
- Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff
- Ludwig Beethoven, and the Chiming Tower Bells
- The Young Brahms
- Mozart, the Wonder Boy
- Handel at the Court of Kings
- Sebastian Bach, the Boy from Thuringia
- Joseph Haydn, the Merry Little Peasant
- Frederic Chopin: Son of Poland (Early Years)
- Frederic Chopin: Son of Poland (Later Years)
- Edward MacDowell and his Cabin in the Pines
- Stephen Foster and his Little Dog Tray
- Paganini: Master of Strings
- The Story of Peter Tchaikovsky
- Peter Tchaikovsky and the Nutcracker Ballet
- Adventures of Richard Wagner