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UPC 9780007369461 Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment 

 
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ISBN 9780007369461 - Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment

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Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment

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In one corner, a godless young warrior, Voltaire's heralded 'philosopher-king', the It Boy of the Enlightenment. In the other, a devout if bad-tempered old composer of 'outdated' music, a scorned genius in his last years. The sparks from their brief conflict illuminate a turbulent age. Behind the pomp and flash, Prussia's Frederick the Great was a tormented man, son of an abusive king who forced him to watch as his best friend (probably his lover) was beheaded. In what may have been one of history's crueler practical jokes, Frederick challenged 'old Bach' to a musical duel, asking him to improvise a six-part fugue based on an impossibly intricate theme (possibly devised for him by Bach's own 9780007369461
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0007369461
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