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Leipzig, June 2011. Established as one of the major classical festivals, the Bachfest Leipzig is defined either by reference to historical sites in Leipzig, which served as the backdrop to the life of the famous composer, both for the collaboration of the great local groups such as the traditional Thomanerchor and Gewandhausorchester. The comprehensive program seeks to reflect the greatness of Bach, sacred compositions from production to the international chamber music, and the various references in Leipzig, City of Music. Al motto "... in the Italian Gusto ("Italian-style ...") will be held over 100 events in 13 ˚ of the festival in honor of Bach arranged by the city of Leipzig, From 10 the 19 June 2011.

Johann Sebastian Bach had an extraordinary knowledge of European music literature, he derived not from personal journeys, but a study by himself, based mainly on account of the works of famous composers. Bach knew, developed and performed several works by Italian masters. The breadth of his repertoire ranges from the sixteenth and seventeenth century (PALESTRINA, Frescobaldi) up to its contemporary composers (Vivaldi, Purple und Pergolesi). In many ways the sonatas, concerts or vocal works of these artists served as an inspiration to Bach. During the festival Bachfest Leipzig 2011 risuoneranno, in addition to the compositions of the genius loci, the works of these Italian composers.

Like every year expecting famous artists and orchestras, including Thomanerchor Leipzig with its artistic director Georg Christoph Biller, the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Sir Andre Previn, Nuria Rial, L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar, the Regensburg Cathedral Choir, Concerto Köln, Roland Büchner, Fire Opera, David Stern, l'Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin René Jacobs e. With the Venice Baroque Orchestra, directed by Andrea Marcon and the Milanese ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, directed by Giovanni Antonini, you can also admire some complexes from Italy. Among the most interesting musical events in the edition of the festival 2011 figure without doubt the world premiere of the opera "Zanaida", until now considered lost, DI Johann Christian Bach, son of the famous composer, composed in 1764. The work will be performed by the Paris-Opera fire in the historic theater, designed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Bad Lauchstädt.

Apart from the concerts that will animate the churches and concert halls of the Leipzig program includes several outdoor events. Jan Garbarek, Jocelyn B. Smith and the Formation Flying Steps-Breakdance with their "Red Bull Flying Bach" is just one example of the richness of the offer from the world of jazz and world music.

Tickets for the Bach Festival in Leipzig are available on the number +49-3871-2 11 41 91 (dall’estero). For reservations visit on the Internet www.bachfestleipzig.de. An overview of the program of free concerts is available at the above telephone number or website of the festival. 

insights: www.bachfestleipzig.de

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