Here Christoph Heimbucher leads young readers to Johann Sebastian Bach by placing him in his personal surroundings and garnishing his life story with brief tales and anecdotes.
Relying on his professional expertise and a highIy entertaining touch, he places Bach in the larger context of his life: what did it feel like to be an orphan raised by his older brother? to have to earn his living as a musician while still a teenager? to have to feed a large family with his music? to play for the King of Prussia and spend his time coping with untalented choirboys? Not onIy young readers but adults, too, will discover new things about Bach and his times.