Category Archives: Musical Instruments

Leipziger Improvisationsfestival LivFe 2013.

From September 19th until September 22nd the Leipziger Improvisationsfestival LivFe will once again bring the world of improvised Early Music to the strictly composed order of contemporary Sachsen. Thankfully. The opening concert of the festival’s 3rd edition takes place on … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: CD Presentation – Robert Schumann, Bunte Blätter op. 99

Back in September 2012 the pianist Tobias Koch recorded an album of romantic piano works by composers including Johannes Brahms, Woldemar Bargiel and Theodor Fürchtegott Kirchner. But principally Robert Schumann and his Bunte Blätter op. 99. A work that will … Continue reading

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Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig: Matinée Garden Concert – Trio Saviano

On Sunday July 14th the Mendelssohn-Haus Leipzig presents a special lunchtime matinée garden concert from the Leipzig based Trio Saviano. Presenting a series of specially selected and seasonally appropriate works from the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla or … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: Sumer Is Icumen In – Again

Summer has come in, Loudly sing, Cuckoo! The seed grows and the meadow blooms And the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments is staging a celebration of English vocal music Organised by the Leipzig University Departments of English and Music Sumer … Continue reading

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Philipp Weber – Creation of a strange Symphony

At the recent DMY Berlin design festival a project that combines two of the three Grassi Museum specialities was honoured with a coveted DMY Award. At a stretch you could even make it cover all three. The story begins when … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: BachFest – Vom rechten Thon

As part of the 2013 Bachfest the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments is hosting a demonstration of historical instrument tuning. These days it may be possible to get your phone to tune your piano for you. But how was the … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments Concert: Musikalische Schätze im Notenarchiv der alten Thomasschule

On Thursday June 6th the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments is hosting a concert evening exploring and celebrating the Thomasschule school orchestra under the leadership of the first Gewandhaus Orchestra Kapellmeister and 20th Thomaskantor Adam Hiller. In the later part … Continue reading

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Benefit Concert for the new Grassi Museum Japanese Garden

With the renovation of the Leipzig Grassi Museum buildings nearing completion attention turns to the grounds: in particular the “recreation” of the former Japanese Garden. Originally to be found in the northern courtyard the Japanese Garden was a geometric structured … Continue reading

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Jagdfieber. Museums Night 2013 in Leipzig and Halle

On Saturday May 4th, 76 museums in Leipzig and Halle celebrate the 5th joint museums night. And naturally the three Grassi museums are also involved with programmes of guided tours and talks for the young and not so. In the … Continue reading

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Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments: Leipziger Gitarrenkonzerte Season

On Friday April 12th the Grassi Museum for Musical Instruments opens a new season devoted to the classical guitar. Conceived as a platform in which the classical guitar can be presented in its full multifaceted majesty, the Leipziger Gitarrenkonzerte Season … Continue reading

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