Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

(Rochester, NY) – In the year of the coronavirus pandemic, concert life in Germany shut down completely at first. Soon, however, special projects emerged, such as a one-of-a-kind performance of Bach's St. John Passion from the Bach city, Leipzig, or a unique adaptation of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony to be performed, musicians socially distanced, in the composer's home town, Bonn. We also take you to the medieval basilica of Knechtsteden near Cologne for a mix of wild and crazy folia pieces and otherworldly Gregorian chant. Rick Fulker hosts. Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM, beginning May 19. 2021.

Credit: RMF Ansgar Klostermann


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