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Celebrating the Leipzig connection

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What do Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg have in common? Well, apart from the obvious, the classical composers all have links with the German city Leipzig. 

The ‘@Leipzig’ concert will be performed by three classical musicians from Silpakorn University at Siam Society on July 17 at 7pm.

Bach spent the last 27 years of his life working there, dying in 1850. Schumann, together with Felix Mendelssohn, founded Germany's first conservatory of music in the city, and that was where the Norwegian Grieg was trained.

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