Johann Sebastian Bach

Read by David Wales

(3.1 stars; 5 reviews)

Compared with the unimaginable richness of his inner life as the overpowering volume and splendor of his works reveal it, Bach’s day-to-day existence seems almost pedestrian.... The present volume, which advances no claim whatever to any new or original slant, aims to do no more than furnish for those who read and run a meager background of a few isolated highspots in Bach’s outward life and a momentary sideglance at a tiny handful of his supreme creations. Its object will have been more than accomplished if in any manner it stimulates a radio listener to deepen his acquaintance with Bach’s immeasurable art. - Summary by Author's Foreword (1 hr 19 min)


(0.5 stars)

And to add to the above, I must say that I could not make it through chapter 1 due to the incredibly robotic and mind– numbing speech of this reader. I appreciate your efforts, sir, but in fact you have rendered this book unlistenable. Thank you.


(0.5 stars)

It is a robot I think. It would be very useful if say you were visually impaired but it's not as good as a real reader I'm afraid.