Just last year BBC broadcast a new documentary on the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach entitled Bach: A Passionate Life. Written and presented by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, one of the greatest and most influential Bach interpreters of this age, it is 90 minutes long and was first broadcast on the Easter weekend of 2013. Besides being an interesting overview of Bach’s life, it also provides some new and fascinating insights into his personality and his music.
Gardiner has also written a book entitled Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven providing additional insights.
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year filled with great music!