Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Germany: Johann Sebastian Bach in Köthen

On 14th March I got two postcards from Germany.

One of them shows various places in Köthen concerning Johann Sebastian Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach lived from 1717 to 1723 in Köthen. He was employed by Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen. There he was capellmeister and composed parts of The Well-Tempered Clavier. In 1721 he married his second wife Anna Magdalena in Köthen. In 1723 he moved to Leipzig. The card shows the Agnus church with Bach's signature in the Eucharist index, the Bach monument and the hall of mirrors and the chapel with organ of the Köthen Castle.
I got this card a few weeks ago in a cover.

With a matching stamp:
900 years Köthen (issued 02-03-2015)
with a special postmark showing Köthen's coat of arms

Thank You very much Reinhart for sending me the card in an envelope!

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