In case you missed it, Michael Johnson reviews The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin.
"If you only read one book on Bach the rest of the year, give this one a try. I missed it when it came out four years ago and serendipitously found it in a library search for something else, checked it out, and couldn't put it down ...
"Subtitled, "J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece," The Cello Suites carries off well what's famously difficult to do: write 300-plus pages about music, engagingly, for an intelligent lay audience. "
Bach seems to inspire a lot of interesting writing. One of my all time favorite novels, The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers, features a long discussion of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
I notice that at the end of the Wilson and Karl Hess video, the two are asked to name the greatest man of all time, and RAW says Bach.
Bonus music link: Oz Fritz on a new movie about African music.