Bach Monument/Museum, Leipzig

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    Bach monument

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated Jul 6, 2011

    The Johann Sebastian Bach statue is located next to the Thomaskirche, built in honor of the great composer who lived and died in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750. During his Leipzig stay, Bach was responsible for all musical events in the four major churches of the city. A stained-glass window within the Thomaskirche also portraits the likeness of Bach.

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 24, 2009

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    Among many famous citizens of Leipzig, Bach was the most famous. When he got the job as a cantor at St Thomas Church, however, he was not the magistrate’s first choice and they did not treat him too well. The job was hard. Bach had to teach at the Thomaner school, deal with sometimes rowdy and sometimes untalented boys, compose, rehearse and perform new music almost every Sunday.

    St Thomas church and its boys choir will forever be associated with his name. Bach’s grave is in the choir of the church, in front of the main altar. His monument has been put up outside the church.

    A house in Thomaskirchhof opposite the entrance of the church hosts the Bach museum and archive. This house belonged to the merchant Georg Heinrich Bose, a good friend of Bach’s. The museum is, however, temporarily closed at the moment.

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    Bosehaus

    by margaretvn Updated Apr 17, 2006

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    Bach museum

    This is a 17th century Baroque house which is the Bach museum with a lot of information about this wonderful composer.There are archives and documents about him and also a collection of musical instruments from his day. As lovers of his music this was a must for us.
    open daily 10 - 5

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    Bose House & Bach Museum

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Bose House & Bach Museum

    Residence of the merchant Georg Heinrich Bose. Built in 1586 and converted to Baroque style in 1711. Johann Sebastian Bach was a friend of the Bose family and visited frequently. Today home of the Bach Archives with the Bach Museum and seat of the New Bach Society. Summer Hall used for concerts. On the ground floor is the venue of the satirical cabaret Leipzig Pfeffermühle.

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    Bach Museum

    by german_eagle Written Nov 12, 2003

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    Bach Museum (Bose House)

    Right next to St. Thomas church you find a Baroque house, called Bosehaus, which is home of the Bach Museum and Archive.

    The house was built 1711 by the Bose family, close friends of Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1985 a museum about Bach, his life and works was opened. In the Summer Hall (backyard wing, 1st floor) from time to time concerts are given in nice ambience.

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    Bach Museum

    by aliante1981 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    As it is not difficult to guess from the title, the museum is dedicated to Johannes Sebastian Bach - one of the greatest and best known german composers. Even those who do not like classical music in particular but who 've been to a mass at least several times have heard his pieces for certain. The museum has just about everything related to Bach as well as things that did not belong to him but date back to his age, such as some fine musical instruments. For the rest - archives, letters, manuscripts of his masterpieces are on display.

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    by William1982 Written Aug 7, 2004
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    The Thomaskirche is the final resting place of Johann Sebastian Bach. Just behind the church is the Bach museum, charting his career and life as a musician.

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    Bach Monument

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 24, 2004

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    Bach Monument

    This large Bach monument was created by Carl Seffner in 1908. The head was modeled after a forensic type recreation Seffner made from a copy of Bach's skull.

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    Cannot be missed

    by mauro_pd Updated Aug 19, 2003
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    A visit to JSB is a must; a shop is there collecting some "memorabilia" ... lots of bars & restaurant in the surroundings.

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