[Epub] ➟ Music in the Castle of Heaven By John Eliot Gardiner – Realestatelawcenter.us

Music in the Castle of HeavenJohann Sebastian Bach Is One Of The Most Unfathomable Composers In The History Of Music How Can Such Sublime Work Have Been Produced By A Man Who Seems So Ordinary, So Opaque And Occasionally So Intemperate In This Remarkable Book, John Eliot Gardiner Distils The Fruits Of A Lifetime S Immersion As One Of Bach S Greatest Living Interpreters Explaining In Wonderful Detail How Bach Worked And How His Music Achieves Its Effects, He Also Takes Us As Deeply Into Bach S Works And Mind As Perhaps Words Can The Result Is A Unique Book About One Of The Greatest Of All Creative Artists.

[Epub] ➟ Music in the Castle of Heaven By John Eliot Gardiner – Realestatelawcenter.us
  • Paperback
  • 629 pages
  • Music in the Castle of Heaven
  • John Eliot Gardiner
  • English
  • 14 April 2019
  • 9780141977591

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] ➟ Music in the Castle of Heaven By John Eliot Gardiner – Realestatelawcenter.us

  1. says:

    s slightly after the Christmas season some traditions excepted , but this is a fine sample of Gardiner s own conducting Shout for joy and exult Here is a stimulating new look at the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach Our author has the benefit of not just a musical education with Nadia Boulanger, but a lifetime of practical experience in conducting Bach, even the marathon feat of an international tour of all of Bach s sacred cantatas almost 200 distinct performances in a single year.Bach s early life and his surroundings are portrayed in a set of quick snappy early chapters we go from a look of Bach s contemporaries such as Handel, Rameau, Telemann, and Scarlatti here called the class of 85 to his own life Bach emerges not as a saintly writer of the fifth gospel, but a rebellious, temperamental, even irritable man, enraptured by music He has a rough childhood, poor marks and frequent absences in a violent school, his first wife and ten of his children died young, and he flaunts a habitual distrust of secular authorities Bach skips work and walks two hundred miles away to see the famous Buxteheude, he gets into petty disputes over bad pay and worse staff, even starting a fist fight with an incom...

  2. says:

    Still a book about Bach, the musician of the musicians, the boss Why one over and what news The author John Eliot Gardiner An institution The English chief was the student and also the heir of Nadia Boulanger He was one of the heroes of the baroque revolution.This movement began in Holland and Germany at the end of the Seventies The goal was to play again the Baroque music with close to the authenticity instrument of time, diapason with 451 herz, cord in bowel..Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Ren Jacobs This period is very well told in the book of Richard Powers It is the American chief, William Christie, which started again the baroque opera with Atys de Lully I have a particular tenderness for Leonhardt To allure my wife I took her along to listen to him to play of harpsichord at the Sainte Chapelle.The setting sun lit the stained glasses of this jewelry Gothic The tart sound of the harpsichord rose in the vaults That went.Gardiner was one of the leaders of this revolution With his chorus Monteverdi choir in the great British tradition and his orchestra English Baroque Solist, he has recorded many references of this repertoire, in particular of Monteverdi, the integral of the cantatas of Bach When I was student in Lyon, he was chief of the Opera I saw many of...

  3. says:

    Yet another book on Bach, are you kidding Fino Well, yes and this one is really really good John Eliot Gardner is one of the world s greatest performers of baroque music and this book provides insight into what for me would be the otherwise completely inaccessible world of Bach s choral music all written in what is for me incomprehensible German He has a great, entertaining writing style and I learned so much and loved learning about how I could appreciate the music despite not understanding the words I even went to a performance of the Passion of Saint John at the Madeleine Church in Paris and was blown away it did help to have printed programs with German on one side and French translation on the other but I was pissed off at a few of the editorial choices of the conductor who cut out some...

  4. says:

    stato davvero interessante leggere questo saggio, incentrato sulla produzione sacra di Bach, che d poco spazio alla stretta biografia e solo nella misura in cui inquadra l artista, uomo talvolta servile con i potenti la sua vita dipendeva dalle loro grazie e commissioni, come biasimarlo , irascibile, in disputa per i compensi, stakanovista per anni compose una Cantata a settimana lavorando senza sosta intimamente religioso La musica di Bach incentrata su vita morte Dio e il suo fine, come noto, elevare l anima a Dio e renderGli lode Questa intima predisposizione per il sacro di Bach, certo non fu slegata dalle vicende biografiche perse entrambi i genitori da bambino, la prima moglie all improvviso, diversi figli ancora infanti La morte era una realt che conosceva bene L autore noto direttore d orchestra inglese un fautore della musica barocca, bench i suoi interessi spazino dal Medioevo al Romanticismo, si pu certamente dire che il barocco il suo ambito musicale preferito, stato lui a riportare in auge questo periodo della musica classica, abbastanza trascurato negli ultimi decenni L ha fatto con passione smisurata e raffinata dedizione, adottando per l esecuzione dei brani, strumenti d epoca, al fine di riprodurre nella maniera pi fedele possibile le opere cos come composte da Bach.La sua passione e...

  5. says:

    Four months to read this book Some brilliant things here, but also very frustrating Gardiner strongly believes that Bach s religious music, specifically the prodigious cantata cycles, the St John and St Matthew Passions, and the B minor Mass, are at the absolute center of Bach s accomplishment and identity Fine, but he neglects Bach s stupendous abstract music, and really fails to address how those not attached to Bach s Lutheran variant of Christianity how those who may not be religious at all may find Bach s work to be the most important musical accomplishment of the last millennium.This is not a standard biography again that is fine, but if you want to know the basic data of Bach s life, this is not the place to start In spite of the book s 560 pages of text, Gardiner really does not touch upon J.S Bach s family life at home, which is a little peculiar for a man whose wives went through twenty full term pregnancies Gardiner is a...

  6. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this It s detailed and full, from a conductor who has spent his whole career mastering Bach.It dropped 1 star for the underlying doubts about Bach Otherwise it s great.

  7. says:

    Much to my surprise, given my interest in the subject and the widespread acclaim, large portions of this were a total slog Having gone in knowing Bach s instrumental works somewhat better than his choral pieces, I was intrigued by getting the perspective of a choral conductor Sadly, I found the author to be pretty grating in his discussion of music not just the random speculation about what Bach must have felt as he wrote pieces passages of music clearly show Bach wrestling with his doubt about Lutheran dogma, huh , but also the long descriptions of how the listener reacts even when I completely agree with the reaction to the musical passages being described, I recoil when being told that the audience can t help but react in some, usually swoony, way Some of the ways he organized the discussion of cantatas was also pretty unsatisfying, with a fa...

  8. says:

    The book offers musical insights into Bach s sacred music, and also into his time and place We are presented with the results of a lot of fascinating and on going research.I love the cantatas, passions, masses and have them all I took helpful notes on what to listen out for in those cantatas I m not familiar with The Passions and the...

  9. says:

    Scarcely ever have I read a work of nonfiction written so passionately as this one Gardiner s work tells the story of Bach s life insofar as its events can be discerned from its beginning through to its end, all the while examining selections from his oeuvre in detail.The most common criticism of this book I ve seen in the press and on Goodreads is that it glosses over most of Bach s instrumental works This is true The book focuses almost exclusively on Bach s choral works and particularly focuses on his compositions for the church However, the treatment of these choral works is positively forensic, and this book serves as just about as comprehensive a guide to them as any non scholarly reader might ever ask for.Gardiner is clearly a devotee of Bach s music, and he spells out the meaning behind various pieces extremely vividly It is often said that the skill of a good teacher lies in making the students interested in essence, in showing enough passion in the subject to make it come alive , rather than choosing interesting things to teach In this, I found Gardiner profoundly succesful I m not sure that I had ever even thought about Bach s chuch cantatas before reading this book, but by the end I have listened to a great deal of them, and have a list as long as my arm of pieces still to listen to It s a fascinating and diverse genre that is often overlooked in the twenty first...

  10. says:

    here is what many of us consider the most beautiful and profound manifestation that man is capable of in complex harmonious sounds that capture in an inexplicable way the joys and suffering we experience in our earthly lives John Eliot Gardiner, a man who spent much of his life conducting and interpeting Bach s music wrote this to explain what he thought was the most representative part of Bach s body of work his Leipzig cantatas and why they are important He presents Bach s life and work from a number of points of view his family and the overwhelming presence of death in the 17th century his devout Lutheranism the state of his craft at the time the politics of his workplace what s known of his work methods as well as an analysis of some of the works What emerges is a man who was uniquely fitted to express aspects of the human condition as movingly as perhaps can be done.As well as giving me insight into a great artist it also opened my eyes to the cantatas which I ...

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