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Bach and the Patterns of Invention – Laurence Dreyfus

Thoughts: I read this several years ago, during a period when I was particularly interested in the music of J. S. Bach, and remember finding it really stimulating. I think it was recommended in a collection of essays on music by Edward Said. Typing up these notes, which were initially recorded in a notebook, I found it interesting to read what I thought was noteworthy back in the summer of 2018.

(The notes below are not a summary of the book, but rather raw notes - whatever I thought, at the time, might be worth remembering.)

Dreyfus, Laurence. 1996. Bach and the Patterns of Invention. Harvard University Press.

Posted: Jun 06, 2022. Last updated: Jun 06, 2022.