Melodious Names. Selective Music. Historical Venues. A festival all year round!
Sachsen-Anhalt offers places of interest from more than 800 years of music history with a festival atmosphere throughout the year. Everything began with the “minnesang” of the Middle Ages, which sounded on the fortresses high over the Saale. The music landscape of Sachsen-Anhalt blossomed in baroque: Handel was born in Halle (Saale). Bach composed the “Brandenburg Concerts “in Köthen. Telemann was born in Magdeburg, Schütz spent his childhood and adulthood in Weißenfels. Fasch composed a wedding serenade at Zerbster Court for the succeeding empress Catherine the Great.
A musical journey of time through Sachsen-Anhalt leads you to modernism, which was shaped by the Dessauer composer Kurt Weill. Throughout the year you can be a part of top-ranking concerts and music festivals. Be enchanted by the buoyant baroque music of the Händel festivals.
Be our guest, when castles, fortresses, monasteries and churches become the moody backdrop for exhilarating music. Experience the MDR MUSIC SUMMERS at the “Romanesque Route“ and in romantic “Garden Dream Parks“. Listen to medieval court music on Neuenburg Castle and in Dessau experience how contemporary appeal made Kurt Weill a star on Broadway. And you must hear the enthusiasm when the MELT! Festival in Ferropolis-Baggerstadt of Eisen lures ten thousand young people.