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How many children did Anna Magdalena Bach have to care for? (Part II)

Anna Magdalena Bach had thirteen children. Two boys and a girl died within the first few days. So between 1723 and 1742 ten infants had to be cared for day and night over several months – a burden for one woman that is hard to imagine. But we must be cautious about transferring the modern experience of the first months of childcare to those times.

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With epic performance, Manfred Honeck demonstrates his mastery of Bruckner’s Ninth

On Thursday last week, the acclaimed Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck – who is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director – demonstrated his absolute respect for his compatriot during an epic performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9 with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at The Kennedy Center.