Yes. Tons of information, almost all of which is interesting.
Incredible scope of topics and word studies.
No. First one.
Took a month to listen to whole book.
I rarely give 5 star reviews to anything. This series is deserving of 5 stars.
Specific attention to and examples of Psalm memorization, rather than passing references (and very few of those). Most of material is selling the authors memory system.
Focus on topic not on author's memory system and offshoots and support web sites. No listener would guess that this book has anything to do with memorizing Psalms other than by looking at the title.
There is no way that this book gets 5 stars. See youtube for various videos on the memory palace memorization topic. I found those videos much more concise and helpful.
Yes, if they are new to Bach or novices in Baroque music.
Yes. It covers enough general background on Bach and high Baroque to be a good introduction to many.
Many music examples.
Yes, I wish it had more depth into the life of Bach. Maybe that is a different book, but it wasn't deep enough biographically or musically for my taste.
It's unfortunate that a "secular humanist" choose to do a lecture series on a man who was as devout as Bach. The authors' bias comes across a number of times.
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