Counterpoint

A Memoir of Bach and Mourning

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Description

A Pulitzer Prize–winning critic reflects on the meaning and emotional impact of a Bach masterwork.

As his mother was dying, Philip Kennicott began to listen to the music of Bach obsessively. It was...

Advance Praise

“A piano teacher once told me, ‘We can be sitting here and play a phrase and suddenly there’s beauty.’ You can touch a page of this book for beauty, along with sadness and wonder and certainly joy.”...