Over 500 composers have lived and worked in Leipzig over the centuries, including some of the greatest names in the history of music:
Johann Sebastian Bach (who was Cantor of the St. Thomas Church), Georg Philipp Telemann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (Gewandhaus Kapellmeister), and Clara and Robert Schumann - not to mention Richard Wagner, Edvard Grieg, Albert Lortzing, Gustav Mahler and Hanns Eisler.
Click here for a brief summary of the life and works of the most important composers in Leipzig:
Johann Sebastian Bach
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy