Bach's Goldberg Variations
Clear storytelling and engaging artwork reveal the story behind Johann Sebastian Bach's masterpiece, Goldberg Variations.
Johann Gottlieb Goldberg is a young servant in the employ of Count Keyserlingk. A talented musician, the boy secretly practices playing the harpsichord at night. When the count discovers Goldberg one evening, he challenges Goldberg to combine all the harpsichord music he's learned--and to throw in a riddle. In a panic, Goldberg turns to Johann Sebastian Bach for the perfect piece of music to appease the count. Stylized illustrations include elements from the baroque period. For families, teachers, and curious music lovers of all ages.
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Author & Illustrator Bios:Anna Harwell Celenza, 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 Once Upon a Masterpiece series. Anna lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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JoAnn E. Kitchel, illustrator
JoAnn E. Kitchel received her B.A. in art education from Central Michigan University. She has illustrated the Once Upon a Masterpiece series, and Hanukkah Lights (Chronicle Books). JoAnn lives in Mt. Vernon, New Hampshire.
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ISBN: 978-1-63289-505-9 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-506-6 PDF
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Page count: 32
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