Bachwoche 2020

In dialogue: J. S. Bach and his family

The Stuttgart Bach Week brings together young professional musicians from all over the world. In 2020 it will focus on Bach and his family – a small but exquisite festival of Baroque music, with an inspiring accompanying programme which provides a wealth of background information.

The Bach Week, redesigned in 2019, places the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in a rich contextual dialogue with works by other composers. The theme of the 2020 Bach Week is Bach in dialogue with his family, aimed at the up-and-coming generation of musicians. It begins with funeral music from 1724 by the "Meiningen Bach" Johann Ludwig (a cousin of Johann Sebastian). This is joined by J. S. Bach’s "Köthener Trauermusik" of 1729, which comprises entirely parodies (rewordings) of movements from his St Matthew Passion and the Trauerode BWV 198. With these contemporaneous settings of funeral music, Bach and his cousin enter into a musical dialogue. Finally, cantatas by the Bach sons expand this dialogue into a veritable "family conversation".

The courses on offer include master classes in solo singing, choral singing and orchestral playing (on Baroque instruments) for international up-and-coming musicians from all over the world, brought together in the Young Stuttgart Bach Ensemble (JSB Ensemble). With open rehearsals, workshop concerts, lectures and podium discussions, the master classes open their doors to the public. The birthday concert for J. S. Bach on 21 March with his Mass in B minor – performed by the JSB Ensemble under Akademie Director Hans-Christoph Rademann – brings the whole Bach Week to a fitting close with a masterpiece by the Akademie’s patron composer.

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Sun 15 Mar


10:00 | Stuttgart

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With special support from:

Trumpf ist Partner der
Gaechinger Cantorey

Das JSB Ensemble wird gefördert von der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung