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Neue Bachgesellschaft: Bachfest

Name:

Bachfest = Bach Festival

Location:

1. 1901 Berlin
2. 1904 Leipzig
3. 1907 Eisenach
4. 1908 Chemnitz
5. 1910 Duisburg
6. 1912 Breslau (now Wrodaw, Poland)
7. 1914 Vienna
8. 1920 Leipzig
9. 1921 Hamburg
10. 1922 Breslau
11. 1923 Leipzig
12. 1924 Stuttgart
13. 1925 Essen
14. 1926 Berlin
15. 1927 Munich
16. 1928 Kassel
17. 1929 Leipzig
18. 1930 Kiel
19. 1932 Heidelberg
20. 1933 Cologne
21. 1934 Bremen
22. 1935 Leipzig
23. 1936 Königsberg
24. 1937 Magdeburg
25. 1938 Leipzig
26. 1939 Bremen
27. 1950 Leipzig
28. 1951 Bremen
29. 1952 Lübeck
30. 1953 Leipzig

31. 1954 Ansbach
32. 1955 Leipzig
33. 1956 Lüneburg
34. 1957 Eisenach
35. 1958 Stuttgart
36. 1959 Mühlhausen
37. 1961 Essen
38. 1962 Leipzig
39. 1964 Weimar
40. 1965 Hamburg
41. 1966 Leipzig
42. 1967 Wuppertal
43. 1968 Dresden
44. 1969 Heidelberg
45. 1970 Leipzig
46. 1971 Bremen
47. 1972 Leipzig
48. 1973 Nuremberg
49. 1974 Frankfurt/Oder
50. 1975 Leipzig
51. 1976 West Berlin
52. 1977 Schwerin
53. 1978 Marburg
54. 1979 Bratislava
55. 1980 Mainz
56. 1981 Leipzig
57. 1982 Würzburg
58. 1983 Graz
59. 1984 Kassel
60. 1985 Leipzig

61. 1986 Duisburg
62. 1987 Prague
63. 1988 Strasburg
64. 1989 Leipzig
65. 1990 Munich
66. 1991 Berlin
67. 1992 Brunswick
68. 1993 Bremen
69. 1994 Leipzig
70. 1995 Rostock
71. 1996 Freiburg
72. 1997 Frankfurt
73. 1998 Köthen
74. 1999 Cologne
75. 2000 Leipzig
76. 2001 Eisenach
77. 2002 Greifswald
78. 2003 Frankfurt/Oder
79. 2004 Hamburg
80. 2005 Leipzig
81. 2006 Aschaffenburg.
82. 2007 Freiberg
83. 2008 Salzburg
84. 2009 Mühlhausen
85. 2010 Leipzig
86. 2011 Wetzlar
87. 2012 Götlitz/Breslau
88. 2013 Detmold
89. 2014 Weimar

Plans for Bach Festivals:
90. 2015 Leipzig
91. 2016 Dresden
92. 2017 Ansbach
93. 2018 open
94. 2019 open
95. 2020 Leipzig

Venues:

Various

Years:

Since 1904: Triennial Festival
Since 1908: Biennial Festival
Since 1920: Annual Festival

Months:

Artistic Director:

Martin Petzold

Ensembles:

Various

Website:

Neue Bachgesellschaft e. V
79. Bachfest Hamburg 2004
81. Bachfest Aschaffenburg 2006
82. Bachfest Freiberg 2007
83. Bachfest Salzburg 2008
84. Bachfest Mühlhausen 2009
86. Bachfest der Neuen Bachgesellschaft e.V
87. Das Bachfest Görlitz - Die Reformation und die Musik
88, Bachfest 2013 Detmold

History & Mission:

The Neue Bachgesellschaft e.V. (= NBG) was founded on January 17, 1900 in Leipzig. It is the successor to the Bach-Gesellschaft which was founded in 1850 in Leipzig by, i.a., Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Ignaz Moscheles, Louis Spohr, Otto Jahn, Carl von Winterfeld, Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn, Carl Ferdinand Becker and the Thomaskantor Moritz Hauptmann with the object to publish all the compositions of J.S. Bach in a Complete Edition (Gesamtausgabe).

When this object was achieved in 1900 the Bach-Gesellschaft was dissolved according to its statutes. On the initiative of Hermann Kretzschmar and with the co-operation of Oskar von Hase, Martin Blumner, Siegfried Ochs, Joseph Joachim, Franz Wüllner and the Thomaskantor Gustav Ernst Schreck, the Neue Bachgesellschaft was constituted simutaneously in order to make Bach’s compositions known in the whole world. This has been the purpose of all Bach Festivals and of the Bach-Jahrbuch which has appeared since 1904.

From 1940 onwards World War II increasingly had a negative effect on the activities of the Neue Bachgesellschaft. The destruction of office documents and of members’ contributions during the bombardment of Leipzig in December1943 brought the activities to a temporary halt.

With publications (since 1947) and the organization of Bach Festivals (since 1950) the Neue Bachgesellschaft resumed its post-war activities. It was able to survive the time of the German seperation until 1990 undivided, since 1962 with equal representation from both German states and from abroad in its governing bodies. With the German reunification a new period of its history started for the Neue Bachgesellschaft. For this reason also its statutes were revised. The realization of its aims as set out in its statutes continues to be its first and foremost objective, with continuous reflection on the practical implementation thereof.

Bachfest ('Bach festival') is a term which might be used for any festival featuring J.S. Bach's music, but which is associated particularly with the festivals promoted by the Neue Bach-Gesellschaft since its foundation in 1900. As well as performances of music by Bach and associated composers, the festivals usually include a musicological conference. The festivals were held at first triennially, then biennially, and since 1920 annually (with interruptions to the series during the two World Wars).

Recent Festivals:

88th Festival: May 3-12, 2013 [Detmold]
89th Festival: Apr 30-May 4, 2014 [Weimar]

Logo:

81st Festival - 2006 Aschaffenburg

82nd Festival - 2007
Freiberg

83rd Festival - 2008
Salzburg

84th Festival - 2009
Mühlhausen

85th Festival - 2010
Leipzig

Programme Programme

86th Festival - 2011
Wetzlar
87th Festival – 2012
Götlitz/Breslau
88th Festival - 2013
Detmold
89th Festival - 2014
Weimar
      Programme  

Sources:
-
Article by John Butt in Oxford Composer Companion - J.S. Bach, edited by Malcolm Boyd (Oxford University Press, 1999)
- Neue Bachgesellschaft Website
- Various other websites

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2009 - March 2014)

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