Communicating music has always played a special role in the Bachakademie’s work. Helmuth Rilling introduced the format of lecture concerts to Europe, and has developed these with great expertise. The explanation of music and with this, opening up to the listener deeper levels of understanding, were of particular concern to him from the very beginning. This has helped shape the Bachakademie, which retains its own research department and public library to the present day. Symposia and master classes for (young) professionals, together with lectures on music for interested members of the public, (general courses, seminars, Musikfestcafés and musical salons) have formed an important part of our events programme from the very beginning. Numerous musicological-theological and interdisciplinary discourses given as part of the music festivals have been published in the scholarly publications of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart. The range of new, attractive means of communication for young people is constantly being expanded. A wide range of offerings for school classes (the Dux & Comes [Leader and Follower] project) and the Response-participation programme for children and young people (“JoJo” have become increasingly successful with young people in recent years.