Pygmalion - Hochzeitsmusik


Dornheim - Kirche St. Bartholomäus

Die Wege Bachs

A musical journey on the trail of Johann Sebastian Bach

Almost 100 kilometres on foot and by bike, four intimate concerts in extraordinary churches in Thuringia. Immerse yourself in the world of Bach with 50 artists. Unforgettable shared experiences with hikes, picnics, public rehearsals and concerts - an unforgettable musical journey!


Johann Sebastian Bach and his first wife Maria Barbara celebrated their wedding in the small village of Dornheim near Arnstadt in October 1707. the wedding of J.S. Bach and his first wife Maria Barbara. It seems that Bach had been waiting a long time for this, and the sudden inheritance he received on the death of an uncle finally enabled him to provide a real dowry for Maria Barbara. The wedding is celebrated in October in the small church of St Bartholomew by Pastor Johann Lorenz Staub, a friend of Bach's for whom he will write one of his very first cantatas, Cantata BWV 196, in 1708.

His marriage to Maria Barbara resulted in the birth of seven children, two of the four survivors of whom became famous musicians: Bach's sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann.


Sabine Devieilhe – Sopran
Maïlys de Villoutreys – Sopran
Perrine Devillers – Sopran
Lucile Richardot – Mezzosopran
Paul-Antoine Benos-Djian – Countertenor
Zachary Wilder – Tenor
Antonin Rondepierre – Tenor
Tomas Kral – Bariton
Christian Immler – Bass
Renaud Brès – Bass

Pygmalion – Chor & Orchester
Raphaël Pichon – Leitung


Johann Sebastian Bach
Kantate „Weichet nur betrübte Schatten“ BWV 202 (Arie Nr. 1)
Kantate „Der Herr denket an uns“ BWV 196


mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Aline Foriel-Destezet.
In Zusammenarbeit mit ARTE, France Musique, harmonia mundi und adfc.

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Kirche St. Bartholomäus
99310 - Dornheim - Thuringia

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