Iconic portrait of composer J.S. Bach returns to Germany

April 30, 2015 2:34 AM

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A portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach considered one of the most important paintings in the classical music world is being returned to his home city after a 250-year odyssey that took it as far as the United States, the Bach Archive in Leipzig said Wednesday.

The painting is a bequest from late American philanthropist William H. Scheide, a lifelong collector of the Baroque composer's music.

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