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At Zimmermann' Café in Leipzig

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Trio Sonata in G major
Trio Sonata
Overture in B minor
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767)
Quatuor in D major
Fantaisia for flute

At the start of the 1720s, three composers could have become Leipzig's new cantor (music master of the city). Only one succeeded: Johann Sebastian Bach. And yet… he was not the first choice. The local council had first appealed to Georg Philipp Telemann. The latter was very famous in Leipzig, as he had studied Law there and was the chief conductor for the university church. However in 1721 he became the conductor of Hamburg's five main churches and gave up the offer.
Yet at that moment, at Mr Zimmermann's café in town, J.S. Bach loved getting together with renowned musicians including in particular Telemann. The programme entitled 'At Café Zimmermann in Leipzig' offers the opportunity to sit on one of the café's benches and take part in their musical jousting between friends and families.

  • When Bach meets Telemann at Café Zimmermann


Strings, harpsichord & flute traverso - 6 musicians

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