Written by Mrs Bach -- the Movie

In 2008 we reported on Prof. Martin Jarvis’ theory, that Anna Magdalena Bach  was not only the scribe but also the composer of some of J.S. Bach’s well-known works.  Now Jarvis is back, expanding his idea and collaborating with Heidi Harralson, a forensic document examiner, and has developed his theory into a film.  They also work with composer Sally Beamish, who observes “What I found fascinating is the questions it raises about the assumptions we make: that music is always written by one person and all the great masters were male by definition.”  The Washington Post finds the theory plausible.  There have been after…