A performance by the Bach Collegium Japan shows that Western culture belongs to everyone

John Eliot Gardiner’s new portrait is the culmination of a lifetime’s devotion to the great composer

Far from being a diluted form of the orchestral work, piano transcriptions often reveal hidden depths to old favourites

Bach came as close to sainthood as Luther could allow. We should all be grateful to a composer never surpassed.

After a six-year gap, the tenor returns to his first love, singing the Evangelist in both the St Matthew and the St John Passions with Bernard Haitink