The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, Germany, will restore and digitalize original scores by the composer, with the idea of giving people access to the works via the Internet, officials said

The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, Germany, will restore and digitalize original scores by the composer, with the idea of giving people access to the works via the Internet, officials said today (Feb. 26).

The project will restore 44 original compositions from Bach's second Leipzig cantata cycle, as well as scores, manuscripts and books about Bach from the 17th to 19th centuries.

It will be paid for by a $137,500 grant from the Hamburg-based Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius ZEIT Foundation, the archive said.

At the same time, the archive plans to electronically catalog its holdings and make them available on the Internet as well.


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