Country of Origin: UK
Produced by: Pamela Kaufman, Alex McCall
Directed by: Alex McCall
MODERN SCIENCE AND CLASSICAL MUSIC COLLIDE TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH
Over the past twenty-five years some works previously attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach have been re-attributed to other composers, barely causing a ripple in the placid waters within the classical music landscape, but when accomplished academic, musician and forensic document examiner, Professor Martin Jarvis, dares to suggest evidence exists advocating the great maestro’s wife, Anna Magdalena, as a serious contender for recognition, the reaction of the Bach orthodoxy is swift and fierce, and access to key research materials is denied. This film asks why such a misogynistic attitude still persists in the twenty-first century, sets out the case for Anna Magdalena Bach and investigates the impact on the monetary value of Bach autographs in the wake of Jarvis’ research.