Leipzig, 1726. Eleven-year-old Stefan Silbermann has just lost his mother. Sent to train as a singer in the St Thomas Church choir, he is rescued from his homesickness and grief by the Cantor: Johann Sebastian Bach – until a devastating loss brings his period of sanctuary to a close. In the depths of his loss, the Cantor is writing a new work. As Stefan watches the work rehearsed, he realises he is witness to the creation of one of the most extraordinary pieces of music that has ever been written.
  • Author: Runcie, James
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 02/03/2023
  • ISBN: 9781408885543
  • B-Code: B073026
  • Pages: 272
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm