20 Jan 2016

Interrupted Cadences - JS Bach

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 20 January 2016
JS Bach

JS Bach Photo: Commons

JS Bach was only third choice, after Telemann and Graupner, for the position of Kantor in Leipzig in 1723. What if he'd remained an obscure country musician and not composed the great works which became pillars of Western musical tradition?

John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out very differently.