Bach in Altenburg - Bach in Thuringia
Bach as an Organ Examiner
Johann Sebastian Bach was able to appreciate its qualities, as he records in the inspection document: "Now various musicians, in particular the renowned conductor Bach from Leipzig, judge this organ to be durable and that the organ maker succeeded very well in developing the character and sweetness of every voice.”
Altenburg Castle Church, Foto: Stadtverwaltung Altenburg
Two Altenburg composers are closely connected to Bach’s name. The ducal court organist Johann Ludwig Krebs and the lawyer Johann Friedrich Agricola were Johann Sebastian Bach’s students in Leipzig. Together with Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Agricola wrote the first Bach-Biography.
(1) (1) Lindenau-Museum, Foto: Jens Hauspurg, Stadtverwaltung Altenburg
(2) Altenburg city view, Foto: Stadtverwaltung Altenburg
(3) Trostorgel Altenburg, Foto: Stadtverwaltung Altenburg