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Bach Biennale Weimar

Name:

Bach Biennale Weimar

Location:

Weimar, Thurnigia, Germany

Venues:

Various locations in Weimar (Residenzschloss, Wittumspalais, Schloss Belvedere, Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul, Fürstenhaus a. o.)

Years:

Since 2008 (Biennial Festival)

Months:

July

Artistic Director:

Myriam Eichberger, Bernhard Klapprott
Presented by "Bach in Weimar" e.V.
Patron of the Festival: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Ensembles:

V/A

Website:

Bach Biennale Weimar

History & Mission:

The Festival Bach Biennale Weimar is a biennial event on period instruments at original Bach locations in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany - premiered in 2008. It will take place from now on every two years, celebrating all coming 300 year anniversaries of J.S. Bach and his sons - 2008, 2010, 2014.

J.S. Bach's authentic historic residence with its partly preserved underground Renaissance vault on Weimar's central market square is the single world-wide location of the composer's living- and work-space that can be precisely identified. Only this location worldwide conveys authentically: at this place Bach did compose. This genius loci is a cultural treasure. The chance to be able to use this space in an innovative manner, musically and culturally, started a chain of events in 2002, wishing to emphasis J.S. Bach's presence in Weimar and the adequate presentation and appreciation of J.S. Bach's work in Weimar.

Recent Festivals:

1st Festival: Jul 11-13, 2008
2nd Festival: Jul 4-11, 2010
3rd Festival: Jul 9-15, 2012

Interlude: Jul 13-14, 2012
4th Festival: Apr 30-May 4, 2014

Logo:

1st Festival - 2008

2nd Festival - 2010 - 1

2nd Festival - 2010 - 2

3rd Festival - 2012

Interlude 2013

     

Programme

Programme

4th Festival - 2014        
       
Programme        

Source: Bach Biennale Weimar Website; Johanna Gross - Bach Biennale Weimar (November 2009)

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - October 2013)

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