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Written by Bach .... Mrs. Bach, That Is

Posted at 10:20 AM on October 15, 2008 by Rex Levang
Filed under: Ludwig van Beethoven

What if some of J. S. Bach's best loved pieces were actually composed by his wife?

That's the conclusion that an Australian music scholar has reached.

Is it a logical conclusion, far-fetched, or somewhere in between? Judge for yourself and read the article here.