In a post last fall, I mentioned the documentary, Bach and Friends, by filmmaker Michael Lawrence. The film has been completed and is now available on DVD. The film contains commentary and performances by a vast number of artists from different musical genres on the effect Bach has had on their musical lives. Among the musicians appearing in the film are Joshua Bell, Hillary Hahn, Philip Glass, Edgar Meyer, Richard Stoltzman, Bela Fleck, and Peter Schickele, to name a few.
A second DVD in the set has complete performances including Joshua Bell’s only recorded performance of the Chaconne.
Check this blog for a review of documentary in the near future.