The Musical Offering is a set of compositions based on a theme devised by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote it in 1747, a few months after his visit to the Royal Palace in Potsdam, and printed it at his own expenses as a present for the king.
The work, together with The Art of Fugue, is certainly one of the landmarks of the musical repertoire of all times.
Geneviève Blanchard – baroque flute
Ya'akov Rubinstein – baroque violin
Marina Minkin – harpsichord
Myrna Herzog – musical director, viola da gamba