Today is Bastille Day. I'd like to remind readers that Bach had his own Bastille event: in 1717, he spent a month locked away in the Bastille (or prison) of the Grand Duke’s Residenz Castle in Weimar.
Was Bach bored in the Bastille? Most likely! But, of course, the ever creative and hard-working Bach put that boredom to good use! Read more in this earlier post.