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Anna Magdalena Notebook and João Carlos Martins

A gift from Bach on Anna's 24th birthday, this notebook contained selections in the handwriting of Anna, Bach, and younger members of the family. Elegant short selections along with some Preludes and Concertos are performed by João Carlos Martins.
João lost use of this right hand and and later his left after a beating by two thugs and had to stop playing piano. He went on to manage a champion prizefighter, started a construction company, and became a multimillionaire in devalued Brazilian currency.
He later became a conductor and he said, "This was the importance of Bach in my life, he kept me alive." You can hear this in his brilliant interpretations.


Born: June 25, 1940 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '80s, '90s, '00s

A child prodigy, Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins began studying the piano with José Kliass at the age of eight. The following year, he won a competition sponsored by the Bach Society of Brazil. Soon thereafter, the legendary Alfred Cortot proclaimed: "With this kind of tone, with the ability of his fingers, he could become very important for the history of piano playing." At the age of 18, he was among the first Latin Americans to be invited to participate in the prestigious Casals Music Festival...
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Bach, J.S.: Anna Magdalena Notebook - Little Preldues - Italian Concerto, João Carlos Martins
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1994

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