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Funny, bon vivant, quarrelsome, in love, celebrated in his time ... Gilles Cantagrel, who dedicated his life to the composer, paints a portrait that contrasts with the many received ideas about the father of “The Art of the Fugue”. Decryption By the same author

A "matter of Passion (s)".

It is in these terms that Gilles Cantagrel likes to define his relationship to Jean-Sébastien Bach, and everything he touches.

A love story born at age 11, singing

Saint Matthew

among 500 performers.

After fifty years of a career almost entirely offered to the father of

The Musical Offering

, the world specialist in Cantor, venerated member of the prestigious Bach Society of Leipzig, dedicates a new reference work to him (his twelfth on the composer!) At Buchet Chastel:

In the footsteps of J.-S. Bach


The opportunity for him to defeat many of the received ideas that we still have about the musician.

And for us to ask him for some clarifications.

What did his function as cantor of Leipzig really overlap?

“We always define it through this periphrasis… Often without having the slightest idea of ​​what a cantor is.

The cantor, of which there are still a few rare examples as cantors in some assemblies, is the Latin word for “singer”.

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Source: lefigaro

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