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    Musikstadt Leipzig 2008

    By Dorothea Holloway | December 31, 2008

    Beyond doubt, the secret “music city” in Germany is Leipzig. Here, the Gewandhaus Orchestra makes its home under Intendant/director Prof. Andreas Schulz. Its Kapellmeister is Ricardo Chailly, the “honorary conductor” is the world famous Kurt Mazur. Further, it was at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften (Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Neurological Research) that Stefan Koelsch researched “the sense for music found in the brain of every man.” Another landmark is the Thomaskirche, before which stands the statue of Johann Sebastian Bach, the legendary Thomaskantor. As the saying goes, we don’t know if every musician believes in God, but we do know that all musicians believe in Bach! As in the past, while attending the DOKfestival Leipzig, we make it a point to visit the Thomas Church to hear a motette. Currently, the leader of the Thomanerchor (Thomas Choir) is Georg Christoph Biller.

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