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Something of his Art By Horatio Clare

Something of his Art

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In this extraordinary travelogue Horatio Clare recreates the walk that J S Bach, then an unknown composer and organ teacher, made in the depths of winter in 1705 across Germany to Lubeck. This was the pivotal point in the young composer's life, when he began his journey to becoming the master of the Baroque.
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Something of his Art: Walking to Lubeck with J. S. Bach by Horatio Clare

In the depths of winter in 1705 the young Johann Sebastian Bach, then unknown as a composer and earning a modest living as a teacher and organist, set off on a long journey by foot to L beck to visit the composer Dieterich Buxterhude, a distance of more than 250 miles. This journey and its destination were a pivotal point in the life of arguably the greatest composer the world has yet seen. L beck was Bach's moment, when a young teacher with a reputation for intolerance of his pupils' failings began his journey to become the master of the Baroque.

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About Horatio Clare


Horatio Clare is a critically-acclaimed author and journalist. His first book, 'Running for the Hills', won the Somerset Maugham Award; "the prose equivalent of a collection of poems by Ted Hughes, or even Wordsworth," said the Sunday Times. His second book, 'Truant' is "a stunningly-written memoir," according to the Irish Times, which urged: "Give your stoner friend a copy, it might just save their life." 'A Single Swallow' ("lyrical, often funny, and arresting" - Daily Telegraph) was shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book of the Year: it follows the migration of barn swallows from South Africa to Horatio's home in South Wales. His novella 'The Prince's Pen' is based on a tale from the Mabinogion. "Darkly playful" said the Times Literary Supplement, ..".creates a new brand of magic potent enough to resonate with the sensibilities of a modern age." 'Down to the Sea in Ships' won the Stanford-Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2015; Horatio's first book for children, 'Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot' won the Brandford Boase Award 2016 for best debut children's book.

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GOR009625969
Something of his Art: Walking to Lubeck with J. S. Bach by Horatio Clare
Horatio Clare
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Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little Toller Books
2018-10-11
96
1908213647
9781908213648
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