Bach's Goldberg Variations (Once Upon a Masterpiece #3) (Hardcover)
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Other Books in Series
This is book number 3 in the Once Upon a Masterpiece series.
- #1: Haydn's Farewell Symphony (Once Upon a Masterpiece #1) (Hardcover): $16.95
- #2: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (Once Upon a Masterpiece #2) (Hardcover): $16.95
- #4: Beethoven's Heroic Symphony (Once Upon a Masterpiece #4) (Hardcover): $16.95
- #5: Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite (Once Upon a Masterpiece #5) (Hardcover): $16.99
Johann Sebastian Bach created some of the most significant music in history, including A Keyboard Practice Consisting of an Aria with Thirty Variations for the Harpsichord—commonly known as the Goldberg Variations. Goldberg is Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, a young musician in the court of Count Keyserlingk, a Russian ambassador living in Dresden. It isn’t known for certain why Bach’s difficult composition was named for the young man, but Anna Harwell Celenza gives us one possible story based on extensive research.
About the Author
Anna Harwell Celenza is a musicologist and the author of several books for adults and children regarding music history and the history of art. Her children’s books include THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY, PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, GERSHWIN'S RHAPSODY IN BLUE, and VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS. Anna lives in Baltimore, Maryland.