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Martin Haselböck to play first modern performance of newly discovered Bach work

April 18, 2008
Karen McFarlane Artists

Viennese organist and Ccnductor Martin Haselböck has been chosen to play the first modern performance of a newly discovered composition by Johann Sebastian Bach. The performance will take place on June 7, 2008 in a concert at the Handel Festival in Halle Germany. The newly-discovered work by J.S. Bach is a fantasia on the chorale "Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält" (Where God the Lord does not stay by our side). Reports indicate that the work was found at an auction by some professors from Martin-Luther University in Halle. The work is about seven minutes in length, and the Bach Archive in Leipzig has reportedly examined it and confirmed that it was indeed composed by J. S. Bach, most likely between 1705 and 1710.