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ThueringerbachwochencropThis year’s Thuringia Bach Festival will be the largest festival of classical mus­ic produced in the German Free State. Specializing in Baroque music performed in authentic sites, including the Bachhaus in Eisenach, the church where Bach was married in Dornheim, the palaces in Weimar where he composed much of his early work, as well as ancestral Bach houses in Erfurt and Wechmar, these settings provide the historical context for a series of ambit­ious concerts that will run 28 March through 14 April 2013.

Opening the Thuringia Bach Festival will be a performance by the Dunedin Consort of the St. John Passion (BWV 245) at Eisenach’s St. George Church within the course of the Good Friday liturgy.

–  Die Thüringer Bachwochen