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Bach's Fight for Freedom

Country: Canada

Genre: Family, Historical Drama



The story of Johann Sebastian Bach and his relationship with Frederick, a young servant in the house of Duke Wilhelm, for whom they both work. Bach wants the freedom to compose many different kinds of music, but the duke only wants traditional organ music. Frederick wants to be a stone mason, but his family members have been servants to the duke for generations. Through their friendship, Frederick and Bach find the strength to break traditions and achieve their dreams.

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  • Ted Dykstra
  • Kyle Labine
    (Frederick Muller)
  • Ian D. Clark
  • Rosemary Dunsmore
  • Kevin Jubinville

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Points for the music, but this is deeply anachronistic in that it imposes modern-day values of individualism and free choice upon a bunch of seventeenth-century German Lutherans. The actor playing Bach looks and behaves like a soap opera hero. Mr Bach Comes to Call, from the Classical Kids audio recording series, is pretty good; shame that wasn't made into a film instead. Beethoven Lives Upstairs from the same series is also a film, though, and I'll recommend that over this any day.

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Not one of HBO's better efforts.

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