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Evening in the palace of reason

Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment

by James R. Gaines

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Published by Fourth Estate in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian, -- 1685-1750,
  • Frederick -- II, -- King of Prussia, -- 1712-1786,
  • Enlightenment -- Germany

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-305), discography (p. [307]-309), and index.

    StatementJames R. Gaines.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination336 p. :
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13635247M
    ISBN 100007156588
    OCLC/WorldCa57764849

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EVENING IN THE PALACE OF REASON is a lively story well told. Gaines provides a very helpful selected bibliography and discography. If you're like me, you'll want to intersperse your reading of this book with careful listenings to Bach's choral and instrumental works.

I recommend having at least Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering on thebindyagency.com by: 7. Evening in the Palace of Reason's principal flaw is that, while Gaines spends most of the book building Chapters (of 13) alternate between biographies of "old Bach" and the young Prussian monarch, culminating in their meeting/5().

Dec 28,  · EVENING IN THE PALACE OF REASON is a lively story well told. Gaines provides a very helpful selected bibliography and discography. If you're like me, you'll want to intersperse your reading of this book with careful listenings to Bach's choral and instrumental works.

I recommend having at least Bach: The Art of Fugue; Musical Offering on hand/5(70). Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment by James Gaines. It's a dual intellectual / musical / political history of Prussia's evil genuius Frederick the Great and JSB.

Feb 26,  · Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment/5. Feb 28,  · Their fleeting encounter in signals a unique moment in history where belief collided with the cold certainty of reason.

Set at the tipping point between the ancient and modern world, Evening in the Palace of Reason captures the tumult of the eighteenth century, the legacy of the Reformation, and the birth of the Enlightenment in this extraordinary tale of two men.

Nov 01,  · Evening in the Palace of Reason is a joint biography of J. Bach and Frederick the Great--two prominent, and very different, historical figures. Gaines begins his tale with their first and only meeting. Frederick, the Enlightenment's poster child, scorns Bach and his music as old fashioned, unsightly and--worst of all--religious.

Jan 07,  · Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment by James R Gaines pp, Fourth Estate, £ James R.

Gaines is an American journalist, author, and international publishing consultant who is best known as a magazine editor. He was the chief editor of Time, Life, and People magazines between and and subsequently the corporate editor of Time Inc.4/5.

May 14,  · Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment/5(23). Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. One Sunday evening in the spring of his seventh year as king, as his musicians were gathering for the evening concert, a courtier brought Frederick the Great his usual list of arrivals at the town gate.4/5(8).

Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. Jan 30,  · Book Review: Evening in the Palace of Reason by James Gaines Posted in book review, Music History by readerandmusician As a musician I am often interested in reading about different musicians and composers so recently I read the book Evening in the Palace of Reason by James Gaines and loved it.

Evening in the Palace of Reason Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment (Book): Gaines, James R. Evening in the Palace of Reason, by James Gaines in his discussion of Bach's "almost unspeakably beautiful Actus tragicus," he suggests that we "put down this book, get out the score, put on.

Apr 17,  · James R. Gaines's "Evening in the Palace of Reason" shows us how a challenge by the king prompted the aging composer to produce the "Musical Offering," a Author: Edmund Morris. Feb 01,  · Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of EnlightenmentCited by: 7.

Feb 28,  · EVENING IN THE PALACE OF REASON is a lively story well told. Gaines provides a very helpful selected bibliography and discography. If you're like me, you'll want to intersperse your reading of this book with careful listenings to Bach's choral and instrumental works.5/5(3).

EVENING IN THE PALACE OF REASON. Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment. Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, More Biography & Memoir > More History > More Non-Fiction > our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email thebindyagency.com: James R.

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Jul 15,  · Evening in the palace of reason Bach meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment 1st ed. by James R. Gaines. Published by Fourth Estate in Cited by: 7.Fortunately, there is an historical point of face-to-face contact between the two – exactly one evening, when Frederick summoned a coach-lagged Bach to his Potsdam palace and presented him with the challenge of improvising a three-part fugue on a particularly unpromising subject.Evening in the Palace of Reason Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment (Book): Gaines, James R.: Johann Sebastian Bach created what may be the most celestial and profound body of music in history; Frederick the Great built the colossus we now know as Germany, and along with it a template for modern warfare.