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June 2014

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Friday, 2014/06/13

The true art

2014/06/13 | 5:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 1 Opening Concert

Only five weeks after taking up the post of cantor at St. Thomas' in Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach composed a work which surpassed anything previously heard in Leipzig by virtue of its dimensions and technical challenges, and which he used to present himself not as the traditional cantor, but as the city's Music Director and Kapellmeister: his Latin Magnificat in E flat major. Ten years later, Bach revised the work and transposed it into D major. Both versions came into the possession of his second-eldest son, who used it as the model for his own Magnificat. The latter was performed in Leipzig during his father's lifetime, as we can read in this report by a pupil of Bach's: »I also still have fond memories of the splendid and superb Magnificat which Mr. Bach from Berlin performed one Lady Day during my time at what was known as St. Thomas Church«. Although Philipp Emanuel gave the Leipzig city elders a compelling demonstration that he was a master of all compository styles and techniques, his application to succeed his father failed.

J. S. Bach: Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 733 . J. S. Bach: Magnificat D-Dur, BWV 243 . C. P. E. Bach: Magnificat D-Dur, Wq 215 . C. P. E. Bach: Heilig, Wq 217 . J. S. Bach: Sanctus D-Dur, BWV 232III

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme, Julia Sophie Wagner (soprano), Susanne Krumbiegel (mezzo soprano), Benno Schachtner (altus), Martin Petzold (tenor), Andreas Scheibner (bass), Thomanerchor Leipzig, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Ensemble in residence), direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

Presented by HypoVereinsbank – Member of UniCredit



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BACHmosphere

2014/06/13 | 10:30 pm | Mediencampus Villa Ida
No 3 Bach – Reflections in Jazz

Renaud Garcia-Fons (double bass), Jean-Louis Matinier (accordeon)

Transfer by bus from Thomaskirche: ¤ 3,00 (no advance sale)



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Saturday, 2014/06/14

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2014/06/14 | 9:30 am | Nikolaikirche
No 4 Matins

»This is a faithful saying ...«

Sacred vocal music by J. S. Bach, H. Distler, H. Schütz, A. Pärt a. o.

Hallenser Madrigalisten, direction: Tobias Löbner

Entry by programm: ¤ 2,00



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2014/06/14 | 9:30 am | ab Thomaskirche
No 5 Bach out and about I

Organ and concert trip to Torgau and Belgern: To a centre of the reformation & Musical time journeys

Guided Tour of Torgau, concert in St Mary's Church at the Schuster organ (1984), concert in St Bartholomew's Church in Belgern

Ekkehard Saretz (organ), Joachim Schäfer (trumpet), Judit Izsák (harpsichord) . Dresdner SolistenENSEMBLE

A cooperation between Sommertöne Festival and Bachfest

Packed meal inclusive, lunch optional, return approx. 5.45 pm



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2014/06/14 | 11:00 am | Altes Rathaus
No 6 Lecture

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and »Bach's original spirit« (in German language)

PD Dr. Peter Wollny

Entrance free



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2014/06/14 | 11:00 am | Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche
No 7 Spontaneous Bach: Of organs and improvisations

All about piping and singing, travelling and listening, goings-on in the organ and old Johann Sebastian Bach

The concert takes you on a trip through Bach's life and the places he visited, during which our means of transport will be neither rail (not invented yet) nor stagecoach (even horses get tired), but music alone. And after the concert, you'll be as convinced as we are that an organ is every bit as interesting as a locomotive, if not more! (in German language)

David Timm (organ – improvisations on requests from audience members old and young), Kinderchor der Ev.-reformierten Kirche zu Leipzig, direction: Christiane Bräutigam



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2014/06/14 | 11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse
No 8 Excellent I

G. P. Telemann: Quartett C-Dur, TWV 43: C1 . J. J. Quantz: Quartett D-Dur, QV 4: 8 . G. P. Telemann: Quartett d-Moll, TWV 43: d2 . C. P. E. Bach: Divertimento D-Dur, H. 641 . J. C. Bach: Quintett F-Dur, op. 22 Nr. 2, WarB B 77 . C. Schaffrath: Quartett C-Dur, CSWV: Dm: 10 . J. G. Janitsch: Quartett g-Moll

Camerata Bachiensis (1st Prize at the International Telemann Competition 2014): Roberto De Franceschi (transverse flute, oboe), Anne Kaun (violin), Magdalena Schenk-Bader (viola), Philipp Weihrauch (violoncello), Julia Chmielewska (harpsichord, grand piano forte)



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The true art

2014/06/14 | 3:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 9 Motet

G. A. Homilius: Der Herr ist Gott, der uns erleuchtet, HoWV II. 91 . J. S. Bach: O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe, BWV 34 . J. S. Bach: Fürchte dich nicht, BWV 228

Anneka Ulmer (alto), Patrick Grahl (tenor), Dominic Große (bass), Chursächsischer Kammerchor, Chursächsisches Kammerorchester, direction: Fabian Enders



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BACHmosphere

2014/06/14 | 3:00 pm | Markt
No 10 BachGames 2014 Winners

Then Prizewinners of the 2014 BachGames present their amusing shows about »Bach«

tanzZenit, Sinner, Emu Radi

Presented by Sparkasse Leipzig

Entrance free



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2014/06/14 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 11 Guided tour

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Saturday, 2014/06/14

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2014/06/14 | 5:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 12 Organ concert

J. S. Bach: Präludium und Fuge c-Moll, BWV 546 . J. S. Bach: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682 . M. Reger: Hallejula! Gott zu loben, bleibe meine Seelenfreud, op. 52 Nr. 3 . F. W. Markull: O Sanctissima . F. W. Markull: Air Russes . Z. Kruczek: Präludium und Fuge »March«

Roman Perucki

A Nikolaikirche event



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The true art

2014/06/14 | 5:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
No 13 Organ concert

For the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

C. P. E. Bach: Sonate g-Moll, Wq 70/6, and further works by C. P. E. Bach and J. S. Bach

Masaaki Suzuki

A Gewandhaus event



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2014/06/14 | 5:00 pm | Schumann-Haus
No 14 Pupils in Leipzig – Music and more

How pupils lived and made music during the times of C. P. E. Bach and C. Schumann - and how they do it today. Historical testimonials and recollections and Pupils' voices (in German language)

Ulrike Richter (presentation), Sebastian Knebel (harpsichord)

A Schumann-Verein e. V. event



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The true art

2014/06/14 | 8:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 15 Oratory and cantata

The cantata »Du Hirte Israel, höre« (BWV 104) by J. S. Bach takes as its theme the Baroque idea of Jesus as the »Good Shepherd« and the refuge found by every person in God's flock. In musical terms, this topos is interpreted as a pastorale. C. P. E. Bach, 1768/69, composed the oratorio »Die Israeliten in der Wüste« (Wq 238) shortly after taking up his new appointment as director of music for Hamburg. With it, he aimed to compose a work which could be performed »not just for one kind of celebration, but at any time, inside and outside church«. The influence of Handel, whose oratorios C. P. E. Bach greatly admired, can strongly be felt in this oratorio both in the choice of an Old Testament subject and in the musical themes and effects. The »Israeliten« never failed to unleash great enthusiasm among audiences throughout the eighteenth century and even today, this key work in the history of oratorio is again enjoying growing popularity.

C. P. E. Bach: Die Israeliten in der Wüste, Wq 238 . J. S. Bach: Du Hirte Israel, höre, BWV 104

Solisten, Chorus Musicus Köln, Das Neue Orchester, direction: Christoph Spering

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Alte Nikolaischule, Aula, Dr. Christiane Hausmann (pre-concert talk in German language)

Presented by AON Versicherungsmakler Deutschland GmbH



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BACHmosphere

2014/06/14 | 9:00 pm | Markt
No 16 German-Polish orchestra academy »b@ch for us«

Under the patronage of Krzysztof Penderecki

An ensemble made up of extremely talented young Germans and Poles, working hard under the baton of the internationally renowned conductor Jan Tomasz Adamus – this is the »b@ch for us!« Orchestra Academy 2014.

J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 5 D-Dur, BWV 1050 . G. P. Telemann: Konzert B-Dur, TWV 54: B1 . J. Engel: Sinfonia G-Dur . C. P. E. Bach: Sinfonie G-Dur, Wq 183/4 . C. P. E. Bach: Sinfonie D-Dur, Wq 183/1

Deutsch-polnische Orchesterakademie, direction: Jan Tomasz Adamus

Presented by Sparkasse Leipzig

Entrance free



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The true art

2014/06/14 | 10:30 pm | Thomaskirche
No 17 Works for Violino solo

J. S. Bach: Partita d-Moll, BWV 1004 . J. S. Bach: Partita E-Dur, BWV 1006

Midori Seiler



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Sunday, 2014/06/15

The true art

2014/06/15 | 9:30 am | Nikolaikirche
No 18 Service

J. S. Bach: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, BWV 129

Solisten, BachChor an der Nikolaikirche Leipzig, Festivalorchester Leipzig, direction: Nikolaikantor Jürgen Wolf



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The true art

2014/06/15 | 10:00 am | Markt
No 19 Service

J. S. Bach/C. P. E. Bach/G. Benda: Es erhub sich ein Streit Performance materials were provided by The Packard Humanties Institute. It is based on The Complete Works. (www.cpebach.org)

Solisten, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller



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2014/06/15 | 11:00 am | Katholische Propsteikirche
No 20 Service

Propstei-Chor zu Leipzig, Instrumentalisten der Propsteigemeinde St. Trinitatis, direction: Stephan Rommelspacher



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2014/06/15 | 11:15 am | Nikolaikirche
No 21 University Service



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Sunday, 2014/06/15

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2014/06/15 | 11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse
No 22 Excellent II

J. S. Bach: Suite D-Dur, BWV 1012, and further works by J. S. Bach and C. P. E. Bach

Beiliang Zhu (violoncello – 1st Prize at the International Bach Competition Leipzig 2012), Chris Berensen (harpsichord, grand piano forte)



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bach for us!

2014/06/15 | 3:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 23 Orchestra academy »b@ch for us!«

Under the patronage of Krzysztof Penderecki

An ensemble made up of extremely talented young Germans and Poles, working hard under the baton of the internationally renowned conductor Jan Tomasz Adamus – this is the »b@ch for us!« Orchestra Academy 2014.

J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 5 D-Dur, BWV 1050 . G. P. Telemann: Konzert B-Dur, TWV 54: B1 . J. Engel: Sinfonia G-Dur . C. P. E. Bach: Sinfonie G-Dur, Wq 183/4 . C. P. E. Bach: Sinfonie D-Dur, Wq 183/1

Deutsch-polnische Orchesterakademie, direction: Jan Tomasz Adamus



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2014/06/15 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 24 Guided tour

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The true art

2014/06/15 | 5:00 pm | Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche
No 25 An Afternoon of Songs

J. S. Bach: Mein Jesu, was vor Seelenweh, BWV 487 . C. P. E. Bach: Bußlied, Wq 194 Nr. 46 . C. P. E. Bach: Der 8. Psalm, Wq 196 Nr. 4 . J. Haydn: Fantasia (Capriccio) C-Dur, Hob. XVII: 4 . J. Haydn: Recollection, Hob. HXXVIa: 26

and further songs and piano pieces by J. S. and C. P. E. Bach and by J. Haydn

Ruth Holton (soprano), Malcolm Bilson (grand piano forte)



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2014/06/15 | 5:00 pm | Bundesverwaltungsgericht
No 26 String quartets

J. Haydn: Streichquartett f-Moll, Hob. III: 35 . W. A. Mozart: Streichquartett d-Moll, KV 421 . J. S. Bach: Ricercar a 3, aus: Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 . J. S. Bach: Fuga canonica in Epidiapente, aus: Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079

Leipziger Streichquartett: Stefan Arzberger (violin), Tilman Büning (violin), Ivo Bauer (viola), Matthias Moosdorf (violoncello)



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2014/06/15 | 6:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 27 Evening Service

Kristiane Köbler (organ)



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The true art

2014/06/15 | 8:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 28 From Bach to Mozart

At Bach's time, the stars of the stage at the courts and in the civic concert halls were the virtuoso violinists. At that time the violin concerto, the main genre for this kind of virtuosity, was still in its infancy. The compositions by Giuseppe Torelli and Antonio Vivaldi, which today still constitute the principal model for the solo concerto form, were not written until the early eighteenth century. The genre evolved from the concerto grosso with its more numerous, shorter movements, which continued to develop in parallel to the solo concerto until the mid-eighteenth century, and imitated its tendency towards virtuosity. The present programme takes these related genres and shows the composers' changing treatment of the solo form: Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann were among the first to compose solo concertos in Central Germany, in the period 1710–1720. By contrast, even in 1739 Handel composed twelve concertos, op. 6, still in the much older concerto grosso tradition.

C. P. E. Bach: Sinfonie G-Dur, Wq 183/4 . Anonymus: Konzert c-Moll (First performance) . C. P. E. Bach: Konzert Es-Dur, Wq 165 . W. A. Mozart: Konzert B-Dur, KV 191 . J. S. Bach: Ouvertüre D-Dur, BWV 1069

Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), Giovanni De Angeli (oboe), Streicherakademie Bozen, Georg Egger (concertmaster)

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Alte Nikolaischule, Aula, Dr. Klaus Rettinghaus (pre-concert talk in German language)



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BACHmosphere

2014/06/15 | 8:00 pm | Markt
No 29 Chattin' with Bach

Jazz music in J. S. Bach's spirit

Daniel Schmahl Quartett & Friends: Daniel Schmahl (trumpet, flugelhorn), Johannes Gebhardt (piano), Wolfram Dix (percussion), Jan Hoppenstedt (bass guitar), Matthias Zeller (e-violin), Sabine Helmbold (vocals)

Presented by Sparkasse Leipzig

Entrance free



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Monday, 2014/06/16

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2014/06/16 | 9:30 am | Lutherkirche
No 30 Matins

ThomasSchulChor, direction: Ulrike Gaudigs, Michael Rietz



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2014/06/16 | 9:30 am | ab Thomaskirche
No 31 Bach out and about II

Organ trip to Langenbogen and the Luther city of Eisleben: Following Luther's footsteps & Of very different organs

Concert in St Magdalena's Church in Langenbogen at the Kloß organ (around 1735); guided tour of Eisleben (including the house of Luther's birth and the church where he was baptized), concert in St Andreas' Church at the Rühlmann organ (1877)

Thomas Ennenbach (organ)

Packed meal inclusive, lunch optional, return approx. 5.30 pm



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Monday, 2014/06/16

bach for us!

2014/06/16 | 11:00 am | forum thomanum
No 32 forum thomanum day

After the matins, guided tours of the campus and other events will take place throughout the day. (Meeting point: Lutherkirche, in German language)

Entrance free



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2014/06/16 | 11:30 am | Alte Nikolaischule, Aula
No 33 Lecture

Servant of the court vs independent citizen ? Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Berlin (without English translation)

Lecture with Solvej Donadel and Ruprecht Langer (in German language)

Entrance free



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2014/06/16 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 34 Guided tour

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2014/06/16 | 5:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 105 Prayers for peace



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2014/06/16 | 6:00 pm | Lutherkirche
No 35

Singing together with members of St Thomas Boys choir

, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

Entrance free



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The true art

2014/06/16 | 8:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 36

At Bach's time, the stars of the stage at the courts and in the civic concert halls were the virtuoso violinists. At that time the violin concerto, the main genre for this kind of virtuosity, was still in its infancy. The compositions by Giuseppe Torelli and Antonio Vivaldi, which today still constitute the principal model for the solo concerto form, were not written until the early eighteenth century. The genre evolved from the concerto grosso with its more numerous, shorter movements, which continued to develop in parallel to the solo concerto until the mideighteenth century, and imitated its tendency towards virtuosity. The present programme takes these related genres and shows the composers' changing treatment of the solo form: Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann were among the first to compose solo concertos in Central Germany, in the period 1710–1720. By contrast, even in 1739 Handel composed twelve concertos, op. 6, still in the much older concerto grosso tradition.

J. S. Bach: Sinfonia G-Dur, aus: Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, BWV 174 . G. P. Telemann: Konzert B-Dur, TWV 51: B1 . G. F. Händel: Concerto grosso c-Moll, HWV 326, op. 6 Nr. 8 . J. S. Bach: Konzert d-Moll, BWV 1052R . C. P. E. Bach: Sinfonia C-Dur, Wq 174 . J. S. Bach: Konzert d-Moll, BWV 1060R

Midori Seiler (violin), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Ensemble in residence), direction: Jeanne Lamon (violin)

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Alte Nikolaischule, Aula, Manuel Bärwald (pre-concert talk in German language)



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2014/06/16 | 8:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 37 Organ concert

For the 125th anniversary of the Sauer organ in St Thomas Church

J. S. Bach: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 669 . J. S. Bach: Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 670 . J. S. Bach: Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671 . J. C. Bach: Aria a-Moll mit Variationen . C. P. E. Bach: Sonate D-Dur, Wq 70/5 . J. G. Rheinberger: Phantasie, aus: Sonate A-Dur, op. 188 . F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonate d-Moll, op. 65 Nr. 6, MWV W 61 . M. Reger: Choralfantasie über »Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott«, op. 27

Thomasorganist Ullrich Böhme



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2014/06/16 | 8:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
No 38 Bettween Trenches and Ivory Tower

Composers during the First World war

Works by R. Stephan, B. Bartók, A. Lourié, A. Webern, H. Ball, E. Satie, C. Debussy and R. Bocquet

Olivia Stahn (soprano), Steffen Schleiermacher (piano, presentation)

A cooperation between musica nova e. V., GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst and Bachfest with support by Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig



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Tuesday, 2014/06/17

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2014/06/17 | 9:30 am | Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche
No 39 Matins

Ensemble Nobiles: Paul Heller (tenor), Christian Pohlers (tenor), Felix Hübner (baritone), Lukas Lomtscher (bass), Lucas Heller (bass)



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2014/06/17 | 9:30 am | ab Thomaskirche
No 40 Bach out and about III

Organ trip to Wechselburg: Of original Baroque organs and copies of late Medieval organs

Concert in St Otto's Church at the Schramm organ (1781), guided tour of the Benedictine cloister and the garden, concert in the Basilica of Holy Cross at the Jehmlich organ (1980)

Espen Melbø (organ)

Coffee break included, return approx. 4.45 pm



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Tuesday, 2014/06/17

bach for us!

2014/06/17 | 10:00 am | Krystallpalast
No 41 Julius, the Flute-player

A journey through the centuries-old world of music: together with Julius, the children meet medieval minstrels, Johann Sebastian Bach, a Japanese monk and an expert on birdsong, and get to know over 30 recorders of all shapes and sizes. (in German language)

Works by J. S. Bach, R. Hirose, H. Isaac, A. de Cabezón a. o.

Flautando Köln: Katharina Hess (recorder), Susanne Hochscheid (recorder), Ursula Thelen (recorder), Kerstin de Witt (recorder)

A Leipziger Schulkonzerte event



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2014/06/17 | 11:30 am | Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
No 42 Lecture

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's »Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments« – Precursors and history of its reception

Lecture with Dr. Tobias Plebuch (Berlin, in German language)

Entrance free



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2014/06/17 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 43 Guided tour

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BACHmosphere

2014/06/17 | 6:30 pm | Zoo, Haupteingang
No 44 Bach – African Reflections

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2014/06/17 | 7:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente
No 45 Academy concert

»He was the inventor of the viola pomposa« – J. S. Bach and J. C. Hoffmann, the builder of lutes and violins from Leipzig

Copies and original instruments built by Martin and Johann Christian Hoffmann will be played.

Opening of the special exhibition »J. Chr. Hoffmann, builder of lutes and violins from Leipzig«: Tue, 17th June 2014, 5.00 pm

Dozenten und Absolventen der FR Alte Musik der HMT

A GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente event



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The true art

2014/06/17 | 8:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 46 Piano Concerts by Father and Sun

Like father like son? This is what we might well shout on hearing the dazzling virtuosity and jubilant tone of the two double concertos by J. S. and C. P. E. Bach. The father composed BWV 1061 for two harpsichords in the early 1730s – perhaps with a view to a performance to impress in the Collegium musicum by his two eldest sons. C. P. E. Bach returned to this model half a century later, demonstrating at the same, in this contest between a harpsichord and pianoforte, a chapter from the history of musical instruments – a sometimes impertinent, sometimes melancholy-sounding swan song, composed just a few months before his death. »He is the father, we are the sons,« said Mozart reverentially of C. P. E. Bach. Not much of this influence is to be heard in Mozart's last symphony. However, there is no mistaking that Mozart's earlier interest in the fugues of the elder Bach also shaped the style of his late works – namely, the final movement of the Jupiter Symphony. With this, he not only created a »swan song« in which »love and melancholy sound« (E. T. A. Hoffmann), but also a summary of the compositional achievements of an entire century.

J. S. Bach: Konzert C-Dur, BWV 1061 . C. P. E. Bach: Konzert Es-Dur, Wq 47 . W. A. Mozart: Sinfonie C-Dur, KV 551

Malcolm Bilson (harpsichord, grand piano forte), Academy of Ancient Music, direction: Richard Egarr (harpsichord)

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Dr. Michael Maul (pre-concert talk in German language)

Presented by BMW Niederlassung Leipzig



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2014/06/17 | 8:00 pm | GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst
No 47 Between Trenches and Ivory Tower

Composers during the First World War

Works by A. Casella, R. Stephan, B. Bartók, C. Debussy, A. Schönberg, I. Strawinsky and E. Satie

Ensemble Avantgarde, direction: Steffen Schleiermacher (presentation)

A cooperation between musica nova e. V., GRASSI Museum für Angewandte Kunst and Bachfest with support by Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig



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Wednesday, 2014/06/18

bach for us!

2014/06/18 | 9:00 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 48 BaRock the House!

Modern trends meet baroque music: an eventful journey into the 17th and 18th century for pupils of 11 to 14 years and Bachfest visitors (in German language)

Works by J. S. Bach, Adele, H. Purcell, Madonna a. o.

Laura Hempel (voice), Nelly Sturm (recorder), Lu Wollny (harpsichord)

A Leipziger Schulkonzerte event



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2014/06/18 | 9:30 am | Peterskirche
No 49 Matins

J. S. Bach: In allen meinen Taten, BWV 97

Solisten, Chor und Instrumentalisten der Evangelischen Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Halle, direction: Wolfgang Kupke



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bach for us!

2014/06/18 | 11:00 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 50 BaRock the House!

Modern trends meet baroque music: an eventful journey into the 17th and 18th century for pupils of 11 to 14 years and Bachfest visitors (in German language)

Works by J. S. Bach, Adele, H. Purcell, Madonna a. o.

Laura Hempel (voice), Nelly Sturm (recorder), Lu Wollny (harpsichord)

A Leipziger Schulkonzerte event



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Wednesday, 2014/06/18

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2014/06/18 | 11:30 am | Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
No 51 Lecture

»I have not done much in the way of vocal music« – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach as director of music of Hamburg's five main churches

Lecture with Dr. Wolfram Enßlin (in German language)

Entrance free



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2014/06/18 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 52 Guided tour

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2014/06/18 | 4:00 pm | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 53

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2014/06/18 | 8:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 54 Choral works from Past and Present

Keeping tradition alive yet exploring new ground has always been the task of the St. Thomas Boys Choir. Besides upholding the tradition of Bach's music, the annual programme of the Thomaner also includes premiere performances and works by contemporary composers. For this special concert, besides Bach's Weimar cantata »Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen« and Georg Philipp Telemann's »Donner-Ode«, which was written in 1756 under the impact of a catastrophic earthquake in Lisbon, works by two contemporary Leipzig composers have been chosen. Siegfried Thiele's »Gebet des Zoroaster« (»Zoroaster's Prayer«) is based on the poem of the same name by Heinrich von Kleist, an original work by the poet who ascribed it to the pre-Christian mystic Zoroaster, also known as Zarathustra. The poem, which deals with the story of Zoroaster's awakening and mission, is set to music for an impressive six to eleven-part choir and eight instruments. Volker Bräutigam's work »De Angelis«, a concertino for soprano, strings and percussion, rounds out the programme.

J. S. Bach: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12 . V. Bräutigam: De Angelis . S. Thiele: Gebet des Zoroaster . G. P. Telemann: Donner-Ode, TWV 6: 3

Reglint Bühler (soprano), Annette Markert (alto), Martin Lattke (tenor), Stephan Genz (baritone), Matthias Weichert (bass), David Timm (organ), Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Frauke Heinze (pre-concert talk in German language)

Concert for members of the association of Friends of the Bach-Archiv Leipzig e. V.



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Thursday, 2014/06/19

bach for us!

2014/06/19 | 9:00 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 55 Of beggars and princes

With our imaginatons fired by wonderful music we travel about 300 years back to the time of the High Baroque: a time when travels were undertaken in horse-drawn coaches, people wore strange clothes, robbers still abounded and the action of a fun air causes quite a lot of surprises. For 3rd and 4th grade pupils and visitors to the Bachfest (in German language)

Works by G. P. Telemann, J. S. Bach, M. Marais a. o.

Ensemble Noema: Joachim Holzhey (baritone, narrator), Antonie Schlegel (recorder, dulcian), Katharina Schlegel (viola da gamba), Zita Mikijanska (harpsichord)

A Leipziger Schulkonzerte event



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2014/06/19 | 9:30 am | Katholische Propsteikirche
No 56 Musical Service

J. Eccard: Missa »Mon coeur se recommende à vous« . J. S. Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Opella Musica: Heidi Maria Taubert (soprano), Isabel Meyer-Kalis (soprano), David Erler (altus), Tobias Hunger (tenor), Friedemann Klos (bass), Benjamin Dreßler (violone), direction: Gregor Meyer (organ)



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bach for us!

2014/06/19 | 10:30 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 57 Of beggars and princes

With our imaginatons fired by wonderful music we travel about 300 years back to the time of the High Baroque: a time when travels were undertaken in horse-drawn coaches, people wore strange clothes, robbers still abounded and the action of a fun air causes quite a lot of surprises. For 3rd and 4th grade pupils and visitors to the Bachfest (in German language)

Works von G. P. Telemann, J. S. Bach, M. Marais a. o.

Ensemble Noema: Joachim Holzhey (baritone, narrator), Antonie Schlegel (recorder, dulcian), Katharina Schlegel (viola da gamba), Zita Mikijanska (harpsichord)

A Leipziger Schulkonzerte event



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2014/06/19 | 11:30 am | Zeitgeschichtliches Forum
No 58 Lecture

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and his father's church music

Lecture with Dr. Andreas Glöckner (in German language)

Entrance free



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2014/06/19 | 12:00 pm | ab Thomaskirche
No 59 Bach out and about IV

Organ trip to Rötha: »A visit to the countryside with Mendelssohn«

Concerts in St George's Church at the Silbermann organ (1721) and in St Mary's Church at the Silbermann organ (1722)

Elisabeth Höpfner (organ)

Coffee break included, return approx. 4.45 pm



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2014/06/19 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 60 Guided tour

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Thursday, 2014/06/19

The true art

2014/06/19 | 8:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 61 Installation Music

Installation Music with Trumpets and Timpani: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's cantata »Gnädig und barmherzig ist der Herr« (Wq 250), written for the installation of the Hamburg pastor Gasie in 1785, is framed by two cantatas written by his father in Leipzig for the inauguration of a new town council: »Wir danken dir, Gott« (BWV 29, 1731) and »Lobe den Herrn meine Seele« (BWV 69, 1740s). The solemn character of all three installation pieces whether for the Hamburg cleric or the secular Leipzig town council, is made all the more impressive by the orchestral scoring for three trumpets and timpani. With its concise brevity, simplicity, directness and sensitivity, the installation music composed for Gasie displays Carl Emanuel Bach's late vocal style, which turned out to be very different from that of his father. Complementing the three festive cantatas is the sole chorus »Wer ist so würdig« (Wq 222), also scored for three trumpets and timpani, which C. P. E. Bach performed for the first time in 1774 as part of a public concert in Hamburg and later integrated into one of his Easter Cantatas.

J. S. Bach: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69 . C. P. E. Bach: Gnädig und barmherzig ist der Herr, Wq 250 . C. P. E. Bach: Wer ist so würdig als du, Wq 222 . J. S. Bach: Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, BWV 29

Kai Wessel (altus), Karol Kozlowski (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), Capella Cracoviensis (Chor und Orchester), direction: Jan Tomasz Adamus

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Dr. Wolfram Enßlin (pre-concert talk in German language)



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2014/06/19 | 10:30 pm | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 62 Re-discovered – The lost Pembroke manuscript

Sonatas für viola da gamba and basso continuo that belonged to Lady Elizabeth Herbert, Countess of Pembroke

C. F. Abel: Sonate E-Dur, A 2: 42 World première . C. F. Abel: Sonate A-Dur, A 2: 51 . C. F. Abel: Sonate D-Dur, A 2: 49 . C. P. E. Bach: Sonate C-Dur, Wq 136 . C. F. Abel: Sonate B-Dur, A 2: 46 . C. F. Abel: Sonate g-Moll, A 2: 44 . G. P. Telemann: Sonate G-Dur, TWV 41: G6 . C. F. Abel: Sonate Es-Dur, A 2: 43 . C. F. Abel: Sonate B-Dur, A 2: 45 . C. F. Abel: Sonate D-Dur, A 2: 50

Thomas Fritzsch (viola da gamba), Shalev Ad-El (grand piano forte, harpsichord)



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2014/06/20 | 9:30 am | Michaeliskirche
No 63 Matins

Works by C. P. E. Bach and G. A. Homilius

Chor und Instrumentalensemble der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, Maike Bühle (preparation)



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2014/06/20 | 9:30 am | ab Thomaskirche
No 64 Bach out and about V

Organ trip to Halle: Messrs Handel, Bach and Reichardt in the city of music Halle

Visit to the Wilhelm Friedemann Bach House, concert in St Mary's Church at the Schuke organ (1984) and at the Reichel organ (1664), concert in the Handel House at the Mauer organ (1770)

Irénée Peyrot (organ)

Packed meal inclusive, lunch optional, return approx. 5.30 pm



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2014/06/20 | 9:30 am | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 65 Seminar

J. S. Bach's secular cantatas (Friday: 9.30–11.30 am, Saturday: 9.30–11.30 am) – PD Dr. Peter Wollny, Bach-Archiv (in German language)



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2014/06/20 | 10:00 am | Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche
No 66 B-A-C-H – Acoustic Riddles

The great composers were always the best riddle-solvers and mental gymnasts. That's why sharp hearing and lightning-fast thinking are called for to pick out the secret code hidden in the masterpieces of classical music. This one-hour concert is not for sleepyheads but requires active mental participation, a sleuth's gift of observation and, occasionally, listening out loud.(in German language)

Works by F. Liszt, J. S. Bach, R. Schumann and C. Bräutigam

Schüler des Immanuel-Kant-Gymnasiums (choreography and musical riddles), Christiane Bräutigam (organ), Barbara Balba Weber (Music teacher / concept)

A Leipziger Schulkonzerte event



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2014/06/20 | 11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse
No 67 Excellent III

Works by J. Brahms, O. Berg, R. Boutry, J. S. Bach a. o.

Theo Plath (bassoon – 1st Prize at the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments 2012), Julia Kammerlander (piano)



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2014/06/20 | 11:30 am | Alte Nikolaischule, Aula
No 68 Lecture

»He is the father, we are the children.« – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Pupils and reception

Lecture with Dr. Christine Blanken (in German language)

Entrance free



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2014/06/20 | 3:00 pm | Altes Rathaus
No 69

Awarding of the Bach Medal of the City of Leipzig

Entrance free



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2014/06/20 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 70 Guided tour

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2014/06/20 | 6:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 71 Motet

J. S. Bach: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225

Ottawa Bach Choir, direction: Lisette Canton



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The true art

2014/06/20 | 8:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 72 Cantata concert

With the advance of science and exploration of the globe, in the eighteenth century a rational world view emerged. With it, people's religious outlook also underwent a transformation. Anything which gave an impression of confusion was discredited; the ideal of »noble simplicity« and »sensibility« gained favour. The aim of sacred music which was no longer restricted to churches was to convey an immediate sense of the majesty and beauty of divine creation to the audience. For example, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's »Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste« (»Morning Song at the Festival of Creation«, based on a poem by Klopstock) depicts in hymn-like tones the rising of the sun as a daily reminder of the world's creation and the resurrection of the dead. Georg Philipp Telemann's cantata cycle »Die Tageszeiten«, in which morning, midday, evening and night are likened to stations in a person's life, pursues a similar idea.

C. P. E. Bach: Klopstocks Morgengesang am Schöpfungsfeste, Wq 239 . G. P. Telemann: Die Tageszeiten, TWV 20: 39 . J. S. Bach: Dem Gerechten muss das Licht, BWV 195

Gerlinde Sämann (soprano), Katja Stuber (soprano), Anke Vondung (alto), Julian Prégardien (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Dresdner Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, direction: Hans-Christoph Rademann

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Alte Nikolaischule, Aula, Dr. Peter Wollny (pre-concert talk in German language)



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2014/06/20 | 8:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
No 73 Großes Concert

J. Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI: 2

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Christopher Purves (baritone), MDR Rundfunkchor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Masaaki Suzuki

A Gewandhaus event



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The true art

2014/06/20 | 10:30 pm | Altes Rathaus
No 74 Mysterious works by J. S. Bach

J. S. Bach: Trio A-Dur, BWV 1025 . J. S. Bach: Fantasie und Fughetta B-Dur, BWV Anh. II 907 . J. S. Bach: Fuge g-Moll, BWV 1026 . J. S. Bach: Sonate c-Moll, BWV Anh. II 1024 . J. S. Bach: Fantasie und Fughetta D-Dur, BWV Anh. II 908 . F. A. Bonporti: Invenzione D-Dur, op. 10 Nr. 7 . J. S. Bach: Sonate e-Moll, BWV 1023

Hélène Schmitt (violin), Jörg-Andreas Bötticher (harpsichord)



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BACHmosphere

2014/06/20 | 10:30 pm | Alte Handelsbörse
No 75 CHANSONetteS with BACH

Songs from Bach to Beatles

Ute Loeck (voice), Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller (bass), Stephan König (piano)



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Saturday, 2014/06/21

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2014/06/21 | 9:30 am | Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche
No 76 Matins

G. Benda: Der Feinde schäumende Menge (First performance after the 18th century) . J. S. Bach: Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit, BWV 14

Solisten, Kantorei der Evangelisch-reformierten Kirche, Orchester am Fürstenhof, direction: Christiane Bräutigam (organ)



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2014/06/21 | 11:00 am | Theater der Jungen Welt
No 77 Uncle Richard's worlds of fantasy

What could be more exciting than the fantasy worlds of Richard Wagner which tell of the Nibelungen, heroic Siegfried or the Flying Dutchman and – last but not least – Wagner's superb music some of which will be performed live in this stage production! Suitable for all from age 10 years (in German language)

Martina Krompholz (actor), Chris Lopatta (actor), Reinhart Reimann (actor), Wilfried Reach (puppeteer), Philip Frischkorn (piano), Philipp Scholz (drums, percussion), Robert Lucaciu (violoncello, double bass), Marion Firlus (text, director)

A cooperation between Theater der Jungen Welt and Bachfest



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2014/06/21 | 11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse
No 78 Excellent IV

Songs and Odes by C. P. E. Bach, W. A. Mozart and L. van Beethoven

Matthias Winckhler (baritone – 3rd Prize at the International Bach Competition Leipzig 2012), Bernadette Bartos (piano)



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2014/06/21 | 12:00 pm | ab Thomaskirche
No 79 Bach out and about VI

Organ and concert trip to Markranstädt and Störmthal

Concert in St Laurentius' Church Markranstädt at the Kreutzbach organ (1886), organ music in Church of the Cross in Störmthal at the Hildebrandt organ (1723), concert in the Church of the Cross

Frank Lehmann (organ), Annette Herr (organ), Marc Coppey (violoncello – 1st Prize at the International Bach Competition Leipzig 1988)

A cooperation between Sommertöne Festival and Bachfest

Coffee break included, return approx. 5.30 pm



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2014/06/21 | 2:00 pm | Zoo, Entdeckerhaus Arche
No 80 Zookeeper Johann's fantastical journey

Johann S. – a zookeeper by trade and a keen Bach enthusiast – is overcome by sleep during his lunch break. And, as you might expect in dreams, his beloved animals and his favourite music come together into a thrilling and above all highly listenable, fantastic dream journey . A family concert and theatre production for children from 4 years in which the music of J. S. Bach tells us stories. (in German language)

Das musikalische Fabularium: Christiane Wiese (voice), Georg Zeike (violoncello, viola da gamba)

A cooperation between Zoo Leipzig and Bachfest



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Saturday, 2014/06/21

bach for us!

2014/06/21 | 2:00 pm | Promenaden Hauptbahnhof Leipzig
No 81 BachGames Finals

Crossover artists' competition for non-professionals of all genres, age 14 to 27: for musicians, dancers, rappers, graffiti artists, fashion designers, poetry slammers, directors and more ...

Information and application: www.bachspiele.de

A cooperation between naTo, Promenaden Hauptbahnhof Leipzig and Bachfest

Entrance free



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The true art

2014/06/21 | 3:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 82 Motet

J. S. Bach: Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117

Solisten, Kammerchor Josquin des Préz, Leipziger Barockorchester, direction: Ludwig Böhme

A cooperation between the parish of St Thomas' Church and Bachfest



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2014/06/21 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 83 Guided tour

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2014/06/21 | 3:30 pm | GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente
No 84 Automated Bach

Music by J. S. Bach and his contemporaries on metal disks and punched cards (in German language)

Concert with introduction and demonstration of historical music boxes

Dr. Birgit Heise

A GRASSI Museum für Musikinstrumente event



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bach for us!

2014/06/21 | 4:00 pm | Zoo, Entdeckerhaus Arche
No 85 Zookeeper Johann's fantastical journey

Johann S. – a zookeeper by trade and a keen Bach enthusiast – is overcome by sleep during his lunch break. And, as you might expect in dreams, his beloved animals and his favourite music come together into a thrilling and above all highly listenable, fantastic dream journey . A family concert and theatre production for children from 4 years in which the music of J. S. Bach tells us stories. (in German language)

Das musikalische Fabularium: Christiane Wiese (voice), Georg Zeike (violoncello, viola da gamba)

A cooperation between Zoo Leipzig and Bachfest



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2014/06/21 | 5:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 86 Organ concert

Toccata and Partita

Works by J. S. Bach

Nikolaikantor Jürgen Wolf

A Nikolaikirche event



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BACHmosphere

2014/06/21 | 5:00 pm | Innenstadt
No 87 Promenade Concert: Sound spaces

From chorale to cabaret – this and much more is what you'll be able to hear in the promenade concert combining drums, strings, voices and wind instruments. A multiplicity of musical genres and compositions – from original versions to arrangements – will be sounding out in a number of entertaining concert programmes with, as their backdrop, the special atmosphere provided by Leipzig's city centre.

Four concerts, lasting approx. 30 min., will all start at the same time and will be repeated several times. During the breaks visitors can walk to the next station and thereby arrange their afternoon individually. Concert venues will be announced at the start of the Bachfest.

Schlagzeugensemble der HMT Leipzig, Michaelis Consort, Die Spinnesänger, Leipziger Bläserkreis, direction: Jörg-Michael Schlegel

Entrance free



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2014/06/21 | 8:00 pm | Nikolaikirche
No 88 Passion

The poetic Passion text written by Barthold Hinrich Brockes for Reinhard Keiser in Hamburg in 1712 ranks among the most famous and the most frequently set to music ever. The somewhat pietistic libretto, »Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus«, by the later Hamburg city councillor never failed to fascinate by virtue of its strong imagery. Perhaps even more, though, it inspired librettists, in imitation of Brockes' style, to put a modern slant on the formerly extremely traditional Passion narrative (one example is the unknown librettist of Bach's St. John Passion). However, out of more than ten settings, only that by George Frideric Handel (around 1715) became really well known. Scores of the work were still in circulation in Vienna at the time of Beethoven, and even the Austrian imperial household had one – after all, this was the only German-language oratorio by the Londoner-by-choice, whose later oratorios have libretti only in Italian and English. Johann Sebastian Bach, too, made a copy of the Brockes Passion and probably also performed it. We know of Bach's affinity to the music of Handel and the man himself, and the account by C. P. E. Bach of how his father tried to meet his famous compatriot on several occasions when the latter visited his family in Halle, but failed each time, is positively touching.

G. F. Händel: Der für die Sünde der Welt gemarterte und sterbende Jesus, HWV 48, (Brockes-Passion)

Christina Landshamer (soprano – Daughter of Zion), Yeree Suh (soprano – Faithful Soul), Christoph Genz (tenor – Evangelist), Andreas Wolf (bass – Jesus), Elvira Bill (mezzo soprano – Maria), Yosemeh Adjei (contratenor – Judas), Julius Pfeifer (tenor – Peter), Henryk Böhm (baritone), Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Ensemble in residence), direction: Christopher Hogwood

Concert introduction: 7.00 pm, Alte Nikolaischule, Aula, Dr. Christine Blanken (pre-concert talk in German language)



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The true art

2014/06/21 | 8:00 pm | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
No 89 Organ concert

C. P. E. Bach: Präludium D-Dur, Wq 70/7 . C. P. E. Bach: Sonate a-Moll, Wq 70/4 . C. P. E. Bach: Konzert Es-Dur, Wq 35 . C. P. E. Bach: Fantasie und Fuge c-Moll, Wq 119 Nr. 7 . C. P. E. Bach: Gott hat den Herrn auferwecket, Wq 244 . C. P. E. Bach: Der Herr lebet und gelobet sei mein Hort, Wq 251 . C. P. E. Bach: Heilig, Wq 218

Gesine Adler (soprano), Britta Schwarz (alto), Albrecht Sack (tenor), Raimund Nolte (bass), Ludger Rémy (grand piano forte), Collegium Vocale Leipzig, Merseburger Hofmusik, direction: Gewandhausorganist Michael Schönheit (organ, harpsichord)

A Gewandhaus event



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The true art

2014/06/21 | 10:30 pm | Thomaskirche
No 90 Night music

J. S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen, BWV 988

Zhu Xiao-Mei (piano)



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Saturday, 2014/06/21

BACHmosphere

2014/06/21 | 10:30 pm | Mediencampus Villa Ida
No 91 Bach – Reflections in Jazz

Leszek Mozdzer (piano)

Transfer by bus from Nikolaikirchhof: ¤ 3,00 (no advance sale)



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Sunday, 2014/06/22

The true art

2014/06/22 | 9:30 am | Thomaskirche
No 92 Service in the order of Bach's time

J. S. Bach: Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194

Solisten, Thomanerchor Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller



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The true art

2014/06/22 | 9:30 am | Nikolaikirche
No 93 Service

J. S. Bach: Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39

Solisten, Capella St. Nicolai, direction: Nikolaikantor Jürgen Wolf



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2014/06/22 | 11:00 am | Katholische Propsteikirche
No 94 Service

Propstei-Chor zu Leipzig, Instrumentalisten der Propsteigemeinde St. Trinitatis, direction: Stephan Rommelspacher



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2014/06/22 | 11:00 am | Gewandhaus, Großer Saal
No 95 Großes Concert

J. Haydn: Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI: 2

Carolyn Sampson (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Christopher Purves (baritone), MDR Rundfunkchor, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, direction: Masaaki Suzuki

A Gewandhaus event



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2014/06/22 | 11:00 am | Theater der Jungen Welt
No 96 Uncle Richard's worlds of fantasy

What could be more exciting than the fantasy worlds of Richard Wagner which tell of the Nibelungen, heroic Siegfried or the Flying Dutchman and – last but not least – Wagner's superb music some of which will be performed live in this stage production! Suitable for all from age 10 years (in German language)

Martina Krompholz (actor), Chris Lopatta (actor), Reinhart Reimann (actor), Wilfried Reach (puppeteer), Philip Frischkorn (piano), Philipp Scholz (drums, percussion), Robert Lucaciu (violoncello, double bass), Marion Firlus (text, director)

A cooperation between Theater der Jungen Welt and Bachfest



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2014/06/22 | 11:15 am | Nikolaikirche
No 97 University Service



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2014/06/22 | 11:30 am | Alte Handelsbörse
No 98 Excellent V

A. Stradella: Sinfonia Nr. 12 d-Moll . A. Corelli: Sonate d-Moll, op. 5 Nr. 12, (La Follia) . C. A. Lonati: Sonate Nr. 2 g-Moll . J. S. Bach: Sonate G-Dur, BWV 1021 . C. P. E. Bach: Sonate g-Moll, H. 542.5 . J. C. Bach: Trio D-Dur, op. 2, WarB B 45

La Cara Cosa (1st Prize at the International Graun Competition 2011): Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir (violin), Aleke Alpermann (violoncello), Elina Albach (harpsichord)



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2014/06/22 | 1:00 pm | Bach-Museum, Sommersaal
No 99 Critics' Quartet

Talk about recordings of J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232, in German language)

The quartet of music critcs: Dr. Eleonore Büning, Sabine Fallenstein, Matthias Hengelbrock and Wolfgang Schreiber

A cooperation between »Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik« e. V. and Bachfest

Entrance free



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The true art

2014/06/22 | 3:00 pm | Altes Rathaus
No 100 C. P. E. Bach: Of kissing

C. P. E. Bach: Als an einem Frühlingsabende, Wq 200 Nr. 22 . C. P. E. Bach: Freude, du Lust der Götter und Menschen, Wq 202A . C. P. E. Bach: Nonnelied, Wq 200 Nr. 3 . C. P. E. Bach: Rondo E-Dur, Wq. 57 Nr. 1 . C. P. E. Bach: Fantasie Es-Dur, Wq 58 Nr. 6, and further songs by C. P. E. Bach

Dorothee Mields (soprano), Christine Schornsheim (grand piano forte)



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Sunday, 2014/06/22

bach for us!

2014/06/22 | 3:00 pm | Krystallpalast
No 101 The Sun King Returns!

A dazzling display of splendid Baroque sounds and musical virtuosity on stage – enter the Sun King and his retinue in magnificent garb. The audience is swept away to the famous Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. But at this point, everything is thrown into confusion. The lavishly staged play lacks the appropriate music! This is the start of a thrilling musical voyage across Europe from 1400 to 1750. A musical featuring period instruments for teenagers, children from 7 years and adults (in German language)

Works by J. S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, G. P. Telemann, H. I. F. von Biber and J.-B. Lully

Gli Uccelli – junges ensemble für alte musik, Brigitte Meier-Sprinz, direction: Andreas Klingel



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2014/06/22 | 3:00 pm | Bach-Museum
No 102 Guided tour

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2014/06/22 | 6:00 pm | Oper
No 103 Mozart Requiem

Ballet by Mario Schröder

W. A. Mozart: Requiem d-Moll, KV 626

Texts by P. P. Pasolini

Leipziger Ballett, Marika Schönberg (soprano), Olena Tokar (soprano), Eun Yee You (soprano), Sandra Janke (alto), Karin Lovelius (alto), Randalls Bills (tenor), Sebastian Fuchsberger (tenor), Dan Karlström (tenor), Milcho Borovinov (bass), Sejong Chang (bass), Chor der Oper Leipzig, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Mario Schröder (choreography, director), Andreas Auerbach (set design, costumes), direction: Jeremy Carnall

An Opera Leipzig event



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The true art

2014/06/22 | 6:00 pm | Thomaskirche
No 104 Closing concert

J. S. Bach: Messe in h-Moll, BWV 232

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano), Maarten Engeltjes (contratenor), Tilman Lichdi (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, direction: Ton Koopman

Concert introduction: 5.00 pm, Alte Nikolaischule, Aula, Dr. Andreas Glöckner (pre-concert talk in German language)

Presented by Sparkasse Leipzig



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Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685, O.S.31 March 1685, N.S. - 28 July 1750, N.S.) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.

Revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty, Bach's works include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Partitas, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B minor, the St Matthew Passion, the St John Passion, the Magnificat, the Musical Offering, The Art of Fugue, the English and French Suites, the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, the Cello Suites, more than 200 surviving cantatas, and a similar number of organ works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, and the Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes and Organ Mass.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected throughout Europe during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the main composers of the Baroque style, and as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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About Leipzig


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Leipzig is, with a population of over 504,000, the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Pleisse, White Elster and Parthe. Leipzig is well-known for its university and its trade fair. Germany's first labor party was founded in the city. Leipzig's name is derived from the Slavic word Lipsk, which means "settlement where the linden trees (US; lime trees in UK) stand".

Johann Sebastian Bach worked in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750, conducting the St. Thomas Church Choir, at the St. Thomas Church, the St. Nicholas Church and the Paulinerkirche, the university church of Leipzig (destroyed in 1968).

The Bach-Archiv for documentation and research of life and work of Bach and also of the Bach family was founded in Leipzig in 1950 by Werner Neumann. The Bach-Archiv organizes the prestigious International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition, initiated in 1950 as part of a music festival marking the bicentennial of Bach's death. The competition is now held every two years in three changing categories. The Bach-Archiv also organizes performances, especially the international festival Bachfest Leipzig (de) and runs the Bach-Museum.

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