About Why Bach?

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Why Bach? is an online appreciation of Bach’s music for the general reader. It combines a 20,000 word text with over 400 scores that play as a cursor follows along. Markings and colors call attention to musical particulars in the scores, giving even non-music readers a window into Bach's incomparable art.

CONTENTS:

  • Bach as Melodist
  • Bach as Harmonist (including a listener-friendly introduction to harmony)
  • Bach as Contrapuntist
  • At the Summit (on Bach's greatest moment)
See and hear an excerpt.
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