Music festival in honour of the first German composer to achieve world fame according to the motto: “on the beholding of far-away lands”.
Heinrich Schütz has held an influence over successive generations of musicians like no other. He is considered to be the “Father of our Modern Music” and was the first German composer of international stature. In honor of this great composer and musician, the "Heinrich Schütz Music Festival" places the work of the early Baroque master and his contemporaries in the center of a multi-faceted program, inviting music lovers of all generations to approach this music in deliberately diverse ways. The festival is thus a key player in the intense, broad, and diverse fostering of Schütz’s music in German-speaking countries, with central Germany acting as its spiritual center, with its central location in which the main protagonists of German culture could be found. Here we find not only the central locations from the life of the Sagittarius, but also important cultural centers of worldwide eminence, firmly planted in the world of today.
Many long-standing as well as more recent collaborations enable the implementation of the idea for a festival spread throughout three states: Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia.
Further information: http://schuetz-musikfest.de/eng/