Composer of the Week: Bach

The World

Episode 5 The World



Donald Macleod travels from place to place with JS Bach, today exploring the afterlife of his music, including his interstellar excusion aboard the Voyager spacecraft. Bach died in Leipzig in 1750, when it was by no means certain that his music would endure. Indeed much of it didn't. JS Bach slipped quietly from view so that by the end of the 19th century there was no gravestone to mark where he was buried. Bach: Gavotte en Rondeau (Partita for Violin No 3 in E, BWV1006). Arthur Grumiaux (violin). Capriccio in E. Sviatoslav Richter (piano). St Matthew Passion. Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Goldberg Variations. Glenn Gould (piano).

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Martin Williams