Walter Mencken 11 a.m., May 24
A statue of German rational agronomist Albrecht Thaer. (In a city with often-hidden street signs, you know to get off the tram and see cultural institutions when you see this guy.)
Posted October 1, 2013
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A change of pace in this historic, music-rich urban center.
Leipzig, in what was East Germany, was one of Europe’s most important music centers. I knew Felix Mendelssohn Barthody and Johann Sebastian Bach lived here. As it turns out, Clara and Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, ...