Sep 06

Monument to Johann Sebastian Bach in St Petersburg

The monument to Johann Sebastian Bach will be opened on the main avenue of St Petersburg. The bust of the famous composer is going to be put up near Petrikirche church just opposite the bust of Goethe on Nevsky prospect.

The opening ceremony of the monument is going to take place on September 14th. The project is being held with help of German Consulate General in St. Petersburg and the Delzell Foundation.

The ceremony is a part of the XXII International Festival EARLYMUSIC, the oldest and largest Russian forum of Russian and Western music of the 11th-18th centuries in authentic performance using old historical instruments.

On the evening of September 14th, a unique concert “Music of Bach and its Reflections” will be held at the Academic Chapel. For the first time in Russia, the EARLYMUSIC festival will provide an opportunity to enjoy both authentic and academic approaches to Bach and his famous Chaconne and other masterpieces.

It is interesting to say that Bach had never visited St Petersburg, but his music was and is popular among Russians. The empress Anna invited the composer to the city, but he refused to visit St Petersburg, as he had stopped travelling after the death of his beloved wife.

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