Toccata, Cantata, Antarctica.
A startling discovery reveals that the person who discovered Antarctica was none other than Johann Sebastian Bach. As scientists uncover the astounding evidence, fake historical footage recreates Bach’s daring voyage into the Unknown. Who could have guessed that when Bach composed the musical magni opi of the Baroque Period, it was but a Prelude to the Discovery of a Continent.
With music by Johann Sebastian Bach and Donald Sosin.
“I was amazed and amused. But actually, I think the dating system may be flawed, because the Rococo stratum in the rock was ignored. Nevertheless, it is a significant contribution to musicology, archaeology and non-digital animation.”
— Peter Schickele