Bach at the museum
26 January 2017
Today we had an unusual experience at the museum, not with regular visitors but with two musicians. Singer Elma Dekker performed together with Lourens de Man on electronic clavichord the Tobacco cantata by Johan Sebastian Bach. The famous Bach wrote this song in 1734 on the words of a humoristic poem that reads: "Each time I take my tobacco pipe, well filled with fine canister...". In the museum the performance was a test, to be repeated on another occasion for a real audience and of course with a real clavichord. We have experienced that the museum not only has a splendid collection, but also excellent acoustics.