Through his cantatas, oratorios and organ compositions Johann Sebastian Bach is omnipresent in the Berlin Cathedral. Each spring, the Bach House Eisenach presents an exhibition on the great composer in the cathedral’s ‚Kaiserflur‘. This year’s exhibition "BEST OF BACH" is the seventh in the series. Running from from 8 March to 3 May 2019, the show gives an overview of the Bach House’s permanent collection as well as gems from special exhibitions over the past 10 years.
Topics include the search for a „true“ image of Bach leading up to the excavation of the Bach skull in 1894 – on display is the head of Johann Sebastian Bach, reconstructed in 2007 by the University of Dundee (Scotland). Another search is the one for a „true“ Bach sound, as explored for example by the harpsichordist Wanda Landowska in Berlin in the early 20th century. Also in focus are questions about mystical numerology and the relationship between faith and music, especially in Bach's most enigmatic work, the B Minor Mass.
„BEST OF BACH“
Special exhibition by Bach House Eisenach at Berlin Cathedral / Berliner Dom
8 March to 3 May 2019
Berliner Dom, Kaiserflur, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin
Opening and press tour: 7 March 2019, 11 a.m.
On the occasion of the 334th Bach birthday on March 21, 2019, an exhibition of the association Lebenshilfe Tübingen opens in the Bach House Eisenach. For more than two years, 35 artists with or without disabilities have studied the Bach’s music and history. Over eighty works were created, which were first shown at the Bach Festival of the New Bach Society in Tübingen in 2018 and can now be seen again in Eisenach for six weeks. Over a period of two years, artists created their own access to Bach's work in a dialogue between listening and artistic work, in the studio and in inclusive workshops. Thus, a variety of artistic approaches, interpretations and pictorial compositions emerged.
„Seeing Bach – Variations in Images“
Special exhibition by Bach House Eisenach in cooperation with Lebenshilfe Tübingen e.V.
21 March to 5 May 2019
Bachhaus Eisenach, Frauenplan 21, 99817 Eisenach
press tour: 20 March 2019, 5 p.m.
Dates Bach House Eisenach 2019
08.03.-03.05.2019: BEST OF BACH, Berlin Cathedral, Kaiserflur, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin
21 March 2019: Bach birthday celebration, 11 a.m. Bach tribute to the Bach monument in Eisenach; free admission to the Museum, Bach birthday party at 9.15 p.m.
21 March to 5 May 2019: "Seeing Bach", Special art exhibition of Lebenshilfe Tübingen e.V. in Bach House Eisenach, Frauenplan 21, 99817 Eisenach.
22 to 26 March 2019: Bach's St John Passion, Exhibition of the Bach House for the Festival "Bach in Jerusalem" 2019, Jerusalem International YMCA, King David Road 26, Jerusalem.