Join us at Stanfords as we welcome back the winner of the 2015 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, Horatio Clare to talk about his new book Something of his Art: Walking to Lübeck with J. S. Bach.
About the book:
In the depths of the winter of 1705, the young composer Johann Sebastian Bach, then unknown as a composer and earning a modest living as a teacher and organist, set off on a long journey by foot to visit the composer Dieterich Buxtehude, a distance of more than 250 miles. This journey and its destination were a pivotal point in the life of arguably the greatest composer the world has yet seen. Lübeck was Bach’s moment, when a young teacher with a reputation for intolerance of his pupils’ failings began his journey towards becoming the master of the Baroque.
More than three hundred years later, the writer Horatio Clare set off to recreate this walk. The result of this journey is Something of his Art , an imaginative evocation of what the twenty-year-old composer would have seen and felt on his long journey, a sustained visualisation of the landscape, light and wildlife of early eighteenth century Germany. Bach becomes Clare’s walking companion, a vestigial, but real presence as he acutely observes the season and places he passes through.
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Includes a glass of wine / soft drink.
About the author:
Horatio Clare is the bestselling author of the memoirs Running for the Hills and Truant and the travel books A Single Swallow (which follows the birds' migration from South Africa to the UK), Down to the Sea in Ships (the story of two voyages on container vessels) and Orison for a Curlew, a journey in search of one of the world’s rarest birds. His books for children include Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot and Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds. Horatio’s essays and reviews appear on BBC radio and in the Financial Times, the Observer and the Spectator, among other publications. He lives with his family in West Yorkshire.
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Reserve tickets at this website2018-11-15 18:30 2018-11-15 18:30 Europe/London Something of his Art: Walking to Lübeck with J. S. Bach by Horatio Clare The winner of the 2015 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, Horatio Clare talks about his new book Something of his Art: Walking to Lübeck with J. S. Bach. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/11/15/something-of-his-art-walking-to-lbeck-with-j-s-bach-by-horatio-clare-184196 Stanfords,12-14 Long Acre,,London