Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm

The new episode "Now Hear This: The Riddle of Bach" finds host and violinist Scott Yoo in Germany to master Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas and partitas, widely considered to be among the greatest pieces ever written for solo violin. He also uncovers a riddle Bach left behind in his portrait. Yoo and his wife, flutist Alice Dade, discover that Bach borrowed from Vivaldi for his melodic style and based his rhythms on the music of the French royal court.