Bach's Fight for Freedom (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bach's Fight for Freedom (1995)

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This drama illustrates composer Johann Sebastian Bach's (Ted Dykstra) gallant battle for his right to make groundbreaking music, even as he faces pressure from his patron, the powerful Duke Wilhelm Ernst (Eric Peterson), to create pieces only for the organ. Inspired by Frederick Muller (Kyle Labine), a servant at Ernst's home who dreams of becoming a stone mason, Bach stands his ground, fighting not just for himself but for artists everywhere.

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As a music educator, I have been showing this film to my students for several years... not because of the quality of acting, but because it's a way for my students to hear the music of Bach while learning about the social systems of the Baroque period. If there was an "Amadeus" or "Immortal Beloved" that used Bach as a main character (with quality acting), I would immediately trade in this Bach VHS. Every moment of this film feels like a made-for-school-educational-movie but it serves its purpose - "Bach's Fight for Freedom" has its place but does not need to be removed from the music classroom.

Jonny Priano
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