Bach's Fight for Freedom
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The only thing that concerns me is the fiction. Bach was a man deeply faithful in his place and duty before God as a musician. This doesn't come across in the least. Unfortunately, one's religion almost never makes it to the final cut of children's movies no matter how vital it is to the truth and reality about a person of historical significance. That seems to be more artistic license than ought to be allowed.
Just the same, the story is fun. If this helps a child become interested in Bach, the Baroque period or classical music at all, or inspires in any way a child to one day know more of the truth about the real Johann Sebastian Bach, I give it a thumb up.
The scenery (in the Czech Republic) is gorgeous and the photography is superb. The story advances through the eyes of a servant boy in the Duke's palace, a good device for a film aimed at kids. Although there is a lot of "artistic license" with the facts of Bach's life, there is enough music and an interesting enough story to encourage further reading and listening.
And what better result, for children especially, could you ask?
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Loved this movie as a kid, looking forward to watching it again. Great condition. Shipped quick.Published 13 months ago by Daphne Comtois
Great teaching series for kids as well as production values, I only wish they would do more - Mozart, Stravinsky and Brahms would have been nice additions!Published 20 months ago by Az Dave
Okay, so we can't prove that most of the characters in this movie ever existed, but there are still grains of truth in this little fantasy. Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Kathy-W
As an elementary music teacher I LOVE having this video series. All of the titles are great and are perfect for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by kwhittle
This is video follows in the footsteps of the rest of the series.
Very rarely do these presentations represent real events in the life of the particular artist, composer... Read more
It is a very good introduction of young kids to music and how people lived in Germany in the first half of XVIII century. My 9.5 years daughter really enjoyed it. Read morePublished on February 10, 2010 by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn
Thank God I have this only on VHS.. Not only is the story completely untrue and fanciful, but the script and acting are just plain awful. Read morePublished on October 27, 2009 by All Red
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