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The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)

Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (original title)
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The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna.
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Gustav Leonhardt ...
Christiane Lang ...
Paolo Carlini ...
Hölzel
Ernst Castelli ...
Steger
Hans-Peter Boye ...
Born
Joachim Wolff ...
Rector
Rainer Kirchner ...
Superintendent
Eckart Bruntjen ...
Prefect Kittler
Walter Peters ...
Prefect Krause
Kathrien Leonhard ...
Catherina Dorothea Bach
Anja Fahrmann ...
Regine Susanna Bach
Katja Drewanz ...
Christine Sophie Henrietta Bach
Bob van Asperen ...
Johann Elias Bach
Andreas Pangritz ...
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Bernd Weikl ...
Singer in Cantata No. 205
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A chronicle of Johann Sebastian Bach's life, eschewing drama to focus almost entirely on his music. Narrated by his wife Anna in voiceover, it consists largely of static scenes of Bach conducting and/or playing his brilliant compositions. Written by Mike D'Angelo <mqd8478@is2.nyu.edu>

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Gustav Leonhardt portrays Bach in his only performance as an actor. He is a music scholar of International renown, specialized in the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, and a harpsichord virtuoso whose Bach recordings (both as harpsichord player and conductor) are among the finest to be found in recording History. See more »

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Referenced in Verteidigung der Zeit (2007) See more »

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Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Sicut Locutus Est
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Maybe not for the average music lover
26 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

After reading the reviews I decided to rent the DVD version.

I like classical music and wanted to learn more about Bach.

I was disappointed. I guess I do not know enough about Bach music and the the comments were not enough for me to understand the importance or what music was being played.

Maybe it would be appropriate with the guidance of an expert in Bach's music that can explain the film.

I really tried and saw the whole film hopping that I would be able to enjoy at least some of it, but I did not.

See it at your own risk.


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