In his lifetime Heinrich Schütz was called the “father of our modern
music”, and his contemporaries counted him among the “most eminent
musicians in Europe”. Schütz and his music are the point of departure
from which the Heinrich Schütz Musikfest explores the history of
European music in his century at the original sites of his creative life
in Central Germany.
With its unique structuring principle the
Heinrich Schütz Musikfest encompasses the three Central German states:
With their historical and modern concert halls the three important
locations of his life – his birthplace Bad Köstritz, Dresden where he
spent his youth and the majority of his professional life, and
particularly Weißenfels to which he retired toward the end of his career
– are ideal venues for the manifold events offered during the festival.
Choosing a different thematic focus every year, in the month of October internationally renowned artists and emerging young musicians gather at these historic sites and present a highly enjoyable, demanding program of great diversity.
For program details, tickets and background information as well as facts about the Central German Schütz sites etc. see the website of the Heinrich Schütz Musikfest:
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