Johann Sebastian Bach was born on 21st March 1685 in Eisenach and lived here until the age of ten. He was baptised in the Georgenkirche at the baptismal font that can still be visited today, and like Martin Luther, he visited the grammar school in the old Dominican monastery. The young Johann Sebastian had much to thank his father Ambrosius, who taught music in Eisenach, for his extraordinary talent as a violinist and viola player. He probably not only sat at the organ and pulled the stops for his uncle Johann Christoph, who was organist of the Georgenkirche, but also for his elder brother of the same name.
Whether it is live from St Thomas church or as a recording to re-watch: Our concerts offer Bach in all his variety, with the best performers in historic locations – and always worth to be discovered.
Cantatas and Concertos with La Voce Strumentale from Moscow
Philippe Herreweghe conducts Bach - for a film without words
An intimate chamber music performance in Missouri (USA)