Saturday, January 12, 2008

J. S. Bach

Here are two places in Erfurt we visited .

This is Bach's House. We didn't have time to go through the entire home, but we did have the opportunity to hear a half hour presentation on the music of the time on the actual instruments of the time. That was really neat. One of the interesting things was that the presenter spoke first in German and then in English with nary a breath in between. I had to listen closely in order to make sure I didn't miss anything by "tuning out" when he was speaking in German.

This is the church in Erfurt where Bach was baptized and also was organist. For many, many years the organist of this church was a descendant of Bach. Luther also preached at this church.

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