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Festival European Music Trails 14. – 18.11.2022


18.11.22, 19:30 Final Concert of the Bach Academy Orchestra in Leipzig
Alte Börse - admission by donation

"Bach, am Tag danach " / "Bach, le jour d'après" / "Bach, the day after"
Johann Sebastian Bach had many sons. Four of them are of particular importance in the history of Western music: Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian. By developing and reshaping their father's legacy, they represent important milestones on the way from the baroque to the classical style. They are part of the Enlightenment and in some respects herald the Sturm und Drang and pre-Romanticism. The Bach Academy programme presents some excerpts from the compositions of these four great composers, all of whom are in their own way bearers of a new aesthetic and remarkable philosophical aspirations. We will begin the concert with the more modern scores, then we will turn back time over four decades and end with the music of the Leipzig cantor, as a kind of return to the roots; the sources of our common, timeless and universal musical heritage.

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Ouvertüre, Suite Nr. 5 g-Moll BWV 1070
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu (1774)
            1. Arie "Mein Geist, voll Furcht und Freude, bebet!" (Bass)
            2. Rezitativ  "Wer ist die Sionitin?" (Bass)
            3. Duett "Vater deiner schwachen Kinder" (Sopran, Tenor)
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Sinfonie in d-moll W 1:3 (1768)
            Andante amoroso
            Allegro assai
Johann Christian Bach
            Arie der Berenice "Confusa smarrita" aus "Catone in Utica" (Sopran)
            Arie des Mustafa "Almen la parce irata" aus  "Zanaida" (Bass)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Erzittert und Fallet (Halle, 1749-1755)
            Arie Nr. 2  "Was für reizend sanfte Blicke" (Tenor)
            Arie Nr. 6  "Rauscht, ihr Fluten" (Sopran)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Sinfonie in d-moll FK 65
Johann Sebastian Bach
Kaffee Kantate BWV 211 (1734)


16.11.2022, 5:00 p.m. Service with Bach Academy Orchestra in St. Nicholas Church

At the service of St. Nicholas Church on the Day of Repentance and Prayer, the Bach Academy Orchestra will play excerpts from the programme of the final concert, see above.


Also (not open to the public):

14 - 18.11.2022 Bach Academy for students and graduates of early music.

17.11.2022 Open rehearsal for school classes


Participants from France, Italy and Germany

This year's festival provides a framework for the staging of the Bach Academy 2022. 21 students and graduates of early music from France, Italy and Germany will come to Leipzig for a week, study the programme together with professional musicians as an orchestra and finally perform it in the Alte Börse.

Special thanks for their support belongs to:

Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig

Stiftung Händel-Haus Halle

Parish of St. Nicholas Church Leipzig

Muesum of Musicial Instruments of Leipzig University

Kulturstiftung Leipzig / Alte Nikolaischule

Supported by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the members of the Saxon State Parliament.

Supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

Supported by the Franco-German Youth Office.