"Entlich hatte ich gar die Verwegenheit, ..." (Finally I dared to ...)
This is how Fasch described his interest in, and focus on writing music that was in vogue during his lifetime.
The International Fasch Society Zerbst was founded in 1991. Its goals are twofold: 1) to research the lives of the Anhalt-Zerbst Kapellmeister Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758) and of his son Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (1736-1800), who was born in Zerbst and made a name for himself in music history by founding the Singakademie zu Berlin; 2) to popularize their neglected works by commissioning performing editions and organizing music festivals. The International Fasch Society contributes much to emphasize the importance of Central German Baroque Music in an international context. The "Freundeskreis J. F. Fasch" and later the "Arbeitskreis Johann Friedrich Fasch" in Zerbst and the Musicological Institute at the Kloster Michaelstein (Blankenburg/Harz) already promoted Fasch during the 1980s; the first Fasch Festival took place in 1983.
15 April 2018: Happy 330rd birthday, dear Mr. Fasch - we look forward to the next 330 years with you and your wonderful music!
The 2017 issue of our newsletter - 14 pages in all! - appeared on 08 August. Enjoy!