International Fasch Society
WiekhausThe 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.

We wish you reflective christmas holidays and you all the best in the New Year with these words.

The Twelfth International Fasch Festival ("Fasch and Dresden") took place in Zerbst/Anhalt from 18-21 April 2013. Click here for the programme or consult the German Fasch Festival website.

  • The last Executive Board meeting was held in June 2013.
  • Membership: Support the International Fasch Society by taking out a membership - you can download the application here.