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.

The next Faschiana Newsletter will be published in August 2014.

The 13th International Fasch Festival ("Musenhof Zerbst") take place in Zerbst/Anhalt from 15-19 April 2015. Further information will be published here in autumn of 2014.

  • The last Executive Board meeting was held in July 2014.
  • Membership: Support the International Fasch Society by taking out a membership - you can download the application here.