The Schumann Association works closely with other museums, research institutions, educational institutions, as well as concert promoters.
Con spirito - The Leipzig Chamber Music Festival 10 to 18 September 2022
Experience music in authentic places where it was created and take a journey to the European cultural heritage sites, the salons and places of activity of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Johann Sebastian Bach, Edvard Grieg, Richard Wagner as well as Clara and Robert Schumann and many other artists*.
International stars of the chamber music scene follow the sound of the city of music. Daniel Hope, Peter Bruns, Antje Weithaas, Martin Helmchen, Alexander Melnikov, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Eckart Runge and others performed at the festival's premiere.
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European Heritage Label
The label recognises European heritage sites that are milestones on the way to creating the Europe we know today. Spanning from the dawn of civilisation to the Europe we know today, these sites celebrate and symbolise European ideals, values, history and integration.
On 5 December 2017, the European Commission declared that an independent jury nominated "Leipzig's Musical Heritage Sites" for the European Heritage Label. In March and June 2018, the Heritage Label was officially awarded.
"Leipzigs Musikerbe-Stätten - Leipzig's Musical Heritage Sites" include St. Thomas' and St. Nicholas' Churches, St. Nicholas' School, the Bach Archive, the Mendelssohn House, the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music and Theatre, the Schumann House, the C. F. Peters music publishing building with Grieg meeting place, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
The "Leipziger Notenspur" (Leipzig Music Trail) records the most important places where famous Leipzig composers lived and worked and connects them with a visually highlighted marker in the city centre. It is 5.1 km long and can be explored on foot.www.notenspur-leipzig.de
With a view to the anniversary years 2006 (150th anniversary of his death) and 2010 (200th birthday), a Schumann network was launched in autumn 2005. Under the leadership of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, a number of institutions associated with Robert Schumann in the Schumann cities of Zwickau, Leipzig, Düsseldorf and Bonn joined forces with the aim of paying tribute to the great German composer (1810, Zwickau - 1856, Bonn) and helping to maximise public awareness by bundling their activities. In this sense, other Schumann cities have been included in the meantime, as the goal is to provide the most comprehensive "coverage" of Robert Schumann possible.www.schumann-portal.de
Musicians' museums in Germany
Since November 2005, the Working Group of German Musicians' Museums has been in existence and more than 40 museums from all over Germany have joined it. The Working Group sees itself as a platform that enables the musicians' museums to exchange information with each other and to cooperate in the fields of marketing and public relations. Wherever it makes sense, the museums want to carry out intensive media work in order to raise the profile of Germany as a museum location and country of music, both nationally and internationally.www.musikermuseen.de