Reinventing Bach

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Paul Elie tells how musicians have made Bach’s music new in our time, both restoring Bach as a universally revered composer and revolutionizing the ways his music fits into our lives. In Reinventing Bach, Elie reveals that Bach was on the technological frontier in the 18th century—restoring organs, inventing instruments, and perfecting the tuning system still in use today. Elie also looks at the pioneering musicians have made Bach’s music enduring—organist Albert Schweitzer, cellist Pablo Casals, pianist Glenn Gould, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.