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Bachwoche Ansbach

Name:

Bachwoche Ansbach

Location:

Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany

Venues:

Historical Places in Ansbach: the orangerie, the glamour hall of the palace, the synagogue and the two great churches St. Gumbertus and St. Johannis

Years:

Since 1947: Annual Festival
Since 1967: Biennial Festival

Months:

Every second year at the end of July and the beginning of August.

Artistic Director:

Karl Richter (1955-1964)
Rudolf Hetzer (1966-1978)
Hans-Georg Schäfer (1979-2000)
Lotte Thaler (2001-2005)
Dr. Andreas Bomba (2006-Present)

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Bachwoche Ansbach

History & Mission:

The first Bachwoche took place in Schloss Weissenstein-Pommersfelden in the summer of 1947. Because of the great success and the big demand it has been necessary to find another location with more place.
So Ansbach, the former residence of the markgraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach, has been chosen almost intact after the second worldwar and with a multitude of historical venues like the orangerie, the palace of Ansbach, one of the few intact baroque synagogues of Germany and the two big churches St. Gumbertus and St. Johannis.
Since the year 1967, the Bachwoche Ansbach has moved from an annual to a biennial cycle of events.
Many famous artists and orchestras of Baroque music also young artists at the beginning of their career have been already guests at the Bachwoche Ansbach.

Festival Dates

1st Festival: 1947
2nd Festival: 1948
3th Festival: 1949
4th Festival: 1950
5th Festival: 1951
6th Festival: 1952
7th Festival: Jul 26-28, 1954 (31. NBG Bachfest)
8th Festival: Jul 1955
9th Festival: Jul 1956
10th Festival: Jul 24-31, 1957

11th Festival: Jul 26-29, 1959
12th Festival: Jul 28-Aug 2, 1961
13th Festival: Jul 1963
14th Festival: Jul 1964
15th Festival: 1966
16th Festival: 1967
17th Festival: Jul 25-Aug 1, 1969
18th Festival: Jul 23-31, 1971
19th Festival: Jul 27-Aug 4, 1973
20th Festival: Jul 25-Aug 3, 1975

21st Festival: Jul 29-Aug 7, 1977
22nd Festival: Jul 27-Aug 5, 1979
23th Festival: Jul 31- Aug 9, 1981
24th Festival: Jul 29-Aug 7, 1983
25th Festival: Aug 2-11, August 1985
26th Festival: Jul 31-Aug 9, 1987
27th Festival: Jul 28-Aug 6, 1989
28th Festival: Jul 26, Aug 4, 1991
29th Festival: Jul 23-Aug 1, 1993
30th Festival: Festival: Jul 28-Aug 6, 1995

31st Festival: Aug 1-10, 1997 (50 Year)
32nd Festival: Jul 30-Aug 8, 1999
33rd Festival: Jul 28-30, 2000
34th Festival: Jul 27-Aug 5, 2001
35th Festival: Jul 25-Aug 3, 2003
36th Festival: Jul 29, Aug 7, 2005
37th Festival: Jul 27-Aug 5, 2007
38th Festival: Jul 31-Aug 9, 2009
39th Festival: Jul 29-Aug 7, 2011
40th Festival: Aug 2-11, 2013

41st Festival: Jul 31-Aug 9, 2015
42nd Festival: Jul 28-Aug 17, 2017 (92. NBG Bachfest)

Logo:

2nd Festival -1948

7th Festival - 1954 (31. NBG Bachfest)

8th Festival - 1955

10th Festival - 1957

11th Festival - 1959
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19th Festival - 1973

24th Festival - 1983

25th Festival - 1985

27th Festival - 1989

30th Festival - 1995

31st Festival - 1997  

35th Festival - 2003

36th Festival - 2005

37th Festival - 2007

 
   

38th Festival - 2009

39th Festival - 2011

40th Festival - 2013

41st Festival - 2015

42nd Festival - 2017

 

Source: Uta Mattern - Stellv. Geschäftsstellenleitung, Bachwoche Ansbach GmbH (November 2009); Christian Mall, Head of Public Affaire, Bachwoche Ansbach (February 2013, March 2016); Various websites

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - March 2016)

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