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Today: Did Johann Bach's wife write the Cello Suites?

March 20th, 2015

Episode 218 of 1273 episodes

A new documentary, 'Written by Mrs Bach', raises claims that Johann Bach’s second wife Anna Magdalena was actually the composer behind his Cello Suites. The theory, put forward by Professor Martin Jarvis of Charles Darwin University is dismissed by British cellist Steven Isserlis The composer Dr Sally Beamish is the narrator of ‘Written by Mrs Bach’ and was intrigued by the idea as a female composer.