The former Kleinzschocher Manor is remembered particularly because Bach's Peasant Cantata was premièred there.
The words of the piece are by Christian Friedrich Henrici, known as Picander, and include some of the finest examples of the Saxon dialect. It tells a story in a popular, slightly ironic melody, which is presented in a simple piece of music with short sentences and a simple accompaniment. The commissioned work was premièred under Bach's personal direction at Kleinzschocher Manor. The remaining historic buildings are being restored today as part of the renovations by the Leipzig Housing Association (Leipziger Wohnungsbaugesellschaft). In addition, family houses and architecturally valuable town villas are being built on the three-hectare site.