Destination Germany: Johann Sebastian Bach's City of Leipzig

Kerstin Wiese, Director of the Bach Museum, standing next to a bust of J.S. Bach. Image: This Week in GErmany

Kerstin Wiese, Director of the Bach Museum, standing next to a bust of J.S. Bach. Image: This Week in GErmany

In this week's Destination Germany, we walked in the footsteps of one of Leipzig's most famous citizens, composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

The locations featured in this report are:

Thank you to Kerstin Wiese of the Bach Museum and Tom Greenleaves of the Gewandhaus Orchestra for speaking to us about Bach's life and his importance to Leipzig.

Our gratitude also goes to Kimiko Ishizaka, whose Open Goldberg Variations can be downloaded and used freely by anyone. Her performance of Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (Piano), 'Aria' and 'Variatio 1 a 1 Clav' were used in the report. You can also hear the MIT Concert Choir performing 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', BWV 140, which is available under Creative Commons 2.0 Licence.