CHRONIK DER ANNA MAGDALENA BACH (1968)

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s politicised portrait of Bach.

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Alternative titles

  • CRONACA DI ANNA MAGDALENA BACH Alternative
  • CHRONICLE OF ANNA MAGDALENA BACH Alternative
  • ANNA MAGDELENA BACH Alternative

Introduction

This portrait of Bach exemplifies the rigorous, politicised aesthetic of Straub and his partner Huillet, who alternate performances of the composer’s music (filmed as simply as possible) with a narration compiled from contemporary sources to provide a sociopolitical context.

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