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Stöntzsch
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Photos: Part 1 | Part 2: Kirche | Part 3: Hohnstein | Maps

Description

The village of Stöntzsch does no longer exists. The village was located near the town of Pegau in the Leipzig district in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Pegau is situated in a fertile country, on the Weiße Elster, 18 km south-west from Leipzig by the railway to Zeitz.

Country: Germany | State: Saxony | District: Borna | Area: ?? km˛ | Population: over 700 (1964)

History

The village of Stöntzsch no longer exists. It was devastated by the 1964 and the area where the vilage stood, has been used since as an opencast lignite mine. Stöntzsch was once a farming village with over 700 residents at its pick. The place was first mentioned in the annals of the monastery Pegau (Pegauer Klosters) in 1096

Pegau grew up round a monastery founded in 1096, but does not appear as a town before the close of the 12th century. Markets were held here and its prosperity was further enhanced by its position on a main road running east and west. In the monastery, which was dissolved in 1539, a valuable chronicle was compiled, the Annales pcgevienses, covering the period from 1039 to 1227.

Pegau has two Evangelical churches, that of St. Lawrence being a fine Gothic structure, a 16th-century town-hall; a very old hospital and an agricultural school. In the 19th-century its industries embrace the manufacture of felt, boots and metal wares.

 

Bach Connection

The During his long tenture in Leipzig, J.S. Bach visited twice the village of Stöntzsch in order to examine the rebuilt organ by J.C. Schmieder (12 stops & sections, 1 manual, pedal) at the local church: in November 1731 and in December1732.

Hohnstein lies about 25 km east of Leipzig. Though J.S. Bach never visited Hohnstein, he played the Schmieder-organ, which is now located at the Hochstein Stadtkirche (built 1724-1728). The organ descended from Stöntzsch, but after Stöntzsch dissapeared because of coal-mining, the organ was saved and brought to Hohnstein. The on the outside simple church of Hohnstein was built under Gerog Bähr from Dresden.

The original colouring of the altar laid open during restoration in the 1960's.

Events in Life History of J.S. Bach

Date/Year

Event

Leipzig (1731-1740)

Nov 12, 1731

Organ examination at Stöntzsch Kirche: Schmieder Organ (1731/32)
[rebuilt: 12, I, P]

Dec 4, 1732

Re-examination of organ examination at Stöntzsch Kirche: Schmieder Organ (1731/32)
[rebuilt: 12, I, P]

Performance Dates of J.S. Bach’s Vocal Works: None.

Bach Festivals & Cantata Series: None.

 

Features of Interest

Exhihbition of Stöntzsch at the Municipal Museum of Pegau

Information & Links

Museum Pegau
Markt 1 (Rathaus)
04523 Pegau
Tel.: +49-3 42 96-98033
Website: http://www.stadt-pegau.de/html/museum.html
E-mail: museum@pegau.de

Touristinformation Hohnstein
Rathausstrße. 9
01848 Hohnstein
Tel. +49-35975-86813 or 19433 | Fax: +49-35975-86829
Website: http://www.hohnstein.de/tourismus/touristinfo.html
E-mail: gaesteamt@hohnstein.de

Stöntzsch be Pegau / Sachesen [German]
Stöntzsch [German]
Erinnerung An Stöntzsch (Stadt Pegau Museum) [German]
Pegau (Wikipedia) [English]
Stadt Pegau (Official Website) [German]
Hohnstein (Wikipedia)
Burgstadt Hohnstein (Official Website) [German]
St. Mauritius-Kirche Stöntzsch (+1964) (Ev.-Luth. Kirchspiel Pegau) [German]
Comeback eines Gotteshauses - Gedächtnisort für die Kirche von Stöntzsch (Ev.-Luth. Kirchspiel Pegau) [German]

 

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (March 2004 - September 2011)

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