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Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks

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Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks - Yearsley, David
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At one time a star in her own right as a singer, Anna Magdalena (1701-60) would go on to become, through her marriage to the older Johann Sebastian Bach, history's most famous musical wife and mother. The two musical notebooks belonging to her continue to live on, beloved by millions of pianists young and old. Yet the pedagogical utility of this music--long associated with the sound of children practicing and mothers listening--has encouraged a rosy and one-sided view of Anna Magdalena as a model of German feminine ...

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Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks 2019, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226617701

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