The Resource Counterpoint : a memoir of Bach and mourning, Philip Kennicott

Counterpoint : a memoir of Bach and mourning, Philip Kennicott

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Counterpoint : a memoir of Bach and mourning
Title
Counterpoint
Title remainder
a memoir of Bach and mourning
Statement of responsibility
Philip Kennicott
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Language
eng
Summary
"A Pulitzer Prize- winning critic reflects on the meaning and emotional impact of a Bach masterwork. As his mother was dying, Philip Kennicott began listening to the music of Bach obsessively, and spent the next five years trying to learn one of the composer's greatest keyboard masterpieces, the Goldberg Variations. In Counterpoint, he recounts his efforts to rise to the challenge, and to fight through his grief by coming to terms with memories of a difficult, complicated childhood. He describes the joys of mastering some of the pieces, the frustrations that plague his understanding of others, the technical challenges they pose, and the surpassing beauty of the melodies, harmonies, and counterpoint that distinguish them. While exploring Bach's compositions, he sketches a cultural history of playing the piano in the twentieth century. And he raises two questions that become increasingly interrelated, not unlike a contrapuntal passage in one of the variations itself: What does it mean to know a piece of music? What does it mean to know another human being?"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennicott, Philip
Dewey number
  • 786.2092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.B1
LC item number
K3 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Kennicott, Philip
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian
  • Art appreciation
Label
Counterpoint : a memoir of Bach and mourning, Philip Kennicott
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-244)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780393635362
Lccn
2019027075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1102475699
  • 1913766
Label
Counterpoint : a memoir of Bach and mourning, Philip Kennicott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-244)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780393635362
Lccn
2019027075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1102475699
  • 1913766

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