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How Mendelssohn Brought Bach Back: Charles Rosen on The Bach Revival

Widely regarded as one of the greatest classical composers of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer, organist, and violinist. During his lifetime, he worked as a teacher and organist and was a prolific composer of choral works, concertos, and preludes.

The late American pianist and author, Charles Rosen, wrote voluminously on classical music resulting in several acclaimed books including the National Book Award-winning volume “The Classical Style.”

He shares his insight into Johann Sebastian Bach and the Bach Revival.

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