Bach's last living grandson Johann Sebastian Bach the Younger was a painter and draughtsman. Just recently, the Bachhaus Eisenach was able to purchase two of his works at a Berlin auction house. The pieces will be displayed in the special exhibition "The Berlin Bach Family" in Berlin, opening 12 March. The Bachhaus' traditional spring exhibition in the Berlin Cathedral is dedicated to the Bach sons Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian Bach, who all lived in Berlin for a time.
Special exhibition of the Bachhaus Eisenach in Berlin Cathedral
12.03. - 03.05.2020
The Berlin Bach Family
Berlin Cathedral, Kaiserflur, Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin
Opening with press date: 12 March 2020, 10 a.m.
The first violin part of the chorale "Wer hat dich so geschlagen" from Bach's St. Matthew Passion, conducted by Mendelssohn in Leipzig in 1841, was long considered lost, along with other performance material. However, unrecognized for decades the music hung on the living room wall of a collector in Baden-Württemberg. After Bachaus director Jörg Hansen identified the piece during a visit in 2019, the collector has now donated the valuable artefact to the Bachhaus Eisenach, where it will be on display from now on.
The Bachhaus Eisenach in Thuringia presents one of the most important exhibitions on the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach with over 250 original exhibits on 600 square meters.
Bachhaus Eisenach, Frauenplan 21, 99817 Eisenach.