Bach FAQ 32

 

Has Johann Sebastian Bach's

Grave Been at the Current

Place Ever Since?

 

No, since his death Johann Sebastian Bach was "buried" at three different locations. First he was hastily buried. No honor, no fame, they even had publicly looked for a follow-up. At a time, when it was unclear whether Bach might recover.

 

Much later they dug Bach out and he found a new resting place. At least this funeral matched his significance much closer. Meanwhile they knew better about the prominence of the exceptional composer.

 

Finally he found an appropriate honor with his last resting-place, which matches his genius. Today his grave is close to the Lord's table in the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Thousands of visitors from all over the world pilgrimage to the music metropolis and many put flowers as an adoration on his grave.

 

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