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At Bach’s Home

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The Concert

Bach regularly organised home music-making sessions in the cantor’s spacious living quarters in St. Thomas’ School, Leipzig – how we would love to have been there. Besides his family, pupils and fellow musicians from near and far certainly also took part. Small-scale chorales and arias, harpsichord works and chamber music by Bach and his immediate contemporaries might have made up the repertoire.

The Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Fantasie G-Dur, BWV 572
(Pièce d’Orgue)

Dir, dir, Jehova, will ich singen, BWV 452
Jesu, meines Glaubens Zier, BWV 472

Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, BWV 691

Brunnquell aller Güter, Herrscher der Gemüter, BWV 445
Kommt, Seelen, dieser Tag, BWV 479

Aria G-Dur
aus: Goldberg-Variationen, BWV 988

Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel:
Bist du bei mir

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Beschränkt, ihr Weisen dieser Welt, BWV 443
Nur mein Jesus ist mein Leben, BWV 490
Jesu, meines Herzens Freud, BWV 473
Seelenweide, meine Freude, BWV 497
Jesu, Jesu, du bist mein, BWV 470

Dieterich Buxtehude:
Fuge C-Dur, BuxWV 174
Auf meinen lieben Gott, BuxWV 179

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich habe genung! Mein Trost ist nur allein
Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen
aus: Ich habe genung, BWV 82 (Kantate zum Fest Mariae Reinigung)

So oft ich meine Tobackspfeife, BWV 515a
Willst du dein Herz mir schenken, BWV 518
(Aria di Giovannini)
Der Tag ist hin, die Sonne gehet nieder, BWV 447

The Musicians

Klaus Mertens, bass
Ton Koopman, harpsichord, organ
Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Peter Wollny, moderation

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tipps

Karl-Heine canal

In the middle of the 19th century, the decision was made to connect Leipzig to the waterway network by means of a canal from the Elster to the Saale - a plan that has not been fully implemented to this day. However, the 2 mile long section through the Plagwitz district in the west of Leipzig, named "Karl Heine Canal" after the man who came up with the idea, is today a cultural monument of a special kind. On foot, by bike or by boat, you can marvel at the brick buildings of the Plagwitz industrial quarter, most of which are now in new use, as well as the Wilhelminian architecture along the banks.

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Störmthal and "its" lake

In 1723, Bach's first official journey as Thomaskantor took him to the small village of Störmthal in the south of Leipzig to test a new organ - which he inaugurated a short time later with a specially composed cantata. Today, this organ is one of the few Bach organs largely preserved in its original condition. Lignite was mined right next to the village in the 20th century. Today, the opencast mine has been replaced by Lake Störmthal ("Störmthaler See"), on the western shore of which the new "Johann Sebastian Bach Forest" is currently growing on 72 acres.

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