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Bach at Leipzig

Bach at Leipzig

A Play

Itamar Moses; With a preface by Tom Stoppard

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Leipzig, Germany, 1722: Johann Kuhnau, revered organist of the Thomaskirche, suddenly dies, leaving his post vacant. In order to fill the position, the city council invites a small number of musicians to audition for the appointment, including Johann Sebastian Bach. This, however, is not his story. Based on actual events, Bach at Leipzig imagines with uncommon intelligence and wit how six little-known musicians resorted to bribery, blackmail, and betrayal in an attempt to secure the most coveted musical post in all of Europe.

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Bach at Leipzig

Act One
Cast of Characters
JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH, organist, and Kapellmeister at Zerbst, fifties.
GEORG BALTHASAR SCHOTT, organist at the Neuekirche in Leipzig, fifties.
GEORG...

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“An artistic and cerebral triumph . . . for Moses and contemporary theater as a whole.” —Lacey Sadoff, Marquette Tribune

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Itamar Moses; With a preface by Tom Stoppard

Itamar Moses is the author of several plays, including Outrage, Celebrity Row, and The Four of Us.

Itamar Moses

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

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