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)
Ten places, three festivals, hundreds of artists – and a streaming platform! With our festivals we are able to make the authentic places where Bach worked resound. The Thuringia Bach Festival, the Bach days in Koethen and the Leipzig Bach Festival present concerts which attract musical fans from around the world. Together we now intend to make these experiences available to Bach fans who are not able to participate in these live events.
On this platform we present the most interesting concerts from Bach’s homeland – live, authentic, as a common experience with Bach fans from round the world. We welcome you to discover, experience, and enjoy Bach!
Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the most important composers of all time. He was born in 1685 in Eisenach and during his lifetime his music created an enormous sensation. Bach came from a dynasty of musicians whose name was used synonymously in Thuringia for town musicians. After his early years in Arnstadt and Muelhausen, Bach composed significant works in his productive years in Weimar and Koethen.
In 1723 he took up his post as Thomas Cantor in Leipzig where until his death in 1750 he wrote and performed his incomparable church music. Bach, who was also the father of 20 children, not only shaped the music of the 18th Century with his compositions but also inspired artists of all genres up to the present day so that 300 years later there are still many surprises in the way that he is received. Did you know that Paul Simon’s “Bridge over troubled waters” was based on a Bach chorale?