Johann Sebastian Bach: The Master and His Work

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Master and His Work

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Master and His Work

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Master and His Work

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The American translation of Dr. Wilibald Gurlitt JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH -- Der Meister und sein Werk has been carefully checked by Dr. Gurlitt and by the editorial staff of the American publisher. Despite these precautionary measures possible errors in the translation may have remained unnoticed. I shall be grateful to have these reported to me.

Many of the quotations occurring in Dr. Gurlitt's book had already been translated in The Bach Reader, edited by Hans T. David and Arthur Mendel. For more than one reason it seemed best to use the translation there provided. I am grateful to W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., for permission to incorporate extensive selections from that volume in the present translation.

For the convenience of those who wish to use Dr. Gurlitt's book for study or reference, I have prepared an index and a table of contents, besides marking or arranging the material itself so that divisions will be readily recognizable. The bibliography, pre-

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