A review by larryschwartz
Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment by James R. Gaines


Of the several books that are on the reading list for my "History of modern Germany" class this coming semester, I'm afraid that this is the book that I will most enjoy. I learned many things about JSBach's career that I did not know and I found that I had a hard time keeping Friedrich der Grosse and his batty daddy, Friedrich Wilhelm, separate in my mind. And those Lutherans and their crazy sects -- "Gevalt!" I say.