Vox Luminis, A trip to Lübeck
Vox Luminis, a specialist in baroque music from Northern Germany, offers a tailor-made "Baltic" program with Jean-Sébastien's superb Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4 cantata.
The genealogy of the Bach family, originally from the Thuringian region, is known to be a German dynasty composed of illustrious composers and organists.
During the Baroque period of the seventeenth and mid-eighteenth century, one of the pioneers of the movement, Johann Pachelbel, teaches the Bach family the art of early music. With this learning, at the age of 20, Johann Sebastian Bach meets the most famous organist in Europe, the master Dietrich Buxtehude. To do so, he went by foot to the city of Lübeck, the port of the Baltics, 400 kilometers away.
The story does not say how the meeting went, but Johann Sebastian Bach returns to Arnstadt with a complex musical thought that he experiments on his return.
Saint-Loup Church, Namur (BE)