Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Book Review - Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall
I did enjoy reading it, though. I think it's because I love to learn new things and to be challenged in my reading. Mr. Marschall is good at challenging the reader. He uses a lot of language that makes one feel that she must be really smart to be able to digest such writing.
I'm not sure that the biography gave me a lot of information about Bach - personal information anyway. Mr. Marschall did state many times throughout the book that Bach didn't leave a lot of information by way of diaries, etc. with which to build a huge biography.
I was struck by how much faith in God was a part of Johann Sebastian Bach's life. I like that God was foremost in his life. I like how much Bach put into his work in order to present his best to the Lord.
This is a great book to keep on the homeschool library shelf. I plan to have my children read it.
**I received a copy of Johann Sebastian Bach in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.**