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Audio Samples Leipzig Music Trail ("Leipziger Notenspur")

Every single station of the Leipzig Music Trail is provided with audio samples and excerpts of pieces of music. These can be listened to for free on this web page or downloaded for non-commercial use only (click on a title with the right mouse button - > select "store on destination") or per phone (local tariff, mobile costs may vary).

Each audio sample hides the official sound logo of the Music Trail, modified according to the actual sound format, sung, played or whistled. Listeners are free to search the music samples for hints of the Music Trail's sound logo, while wandering through the musical everyday life of the composers by listening to the audio samples. 

(Download of soundlogos right upper corner)

Sound logos

The Trail's sound logo is the result of a competition, won by Johannes Raschpichler.

  • sound logo piano
  • sound logo brass ensemble
  • sound logo string quartet
  • sound logo choir


  • brass section

sound logo in the brass section for the Music Trail‘s opening ceremony, composition by Stephan König, recording by the brass of the MDR Symphony Orchestra 

  • string quartet

sound logo for string quartet in the late-romantic style, see audio sample station 8, composition by Rainer Lautenbach, recording by Reinhold-Quartett 

  • orchestra

sound logo for orchestra in Tristan-harmony, see audio sample station 9, composition by Rainer Lautenbach, recording by Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig

  • a capella

sound logo in a cappella in a Renaissance style, see audio sample station 17, composition by Olav Kröger, recording by amarcord 

Sound installation: City sounds

  • city sound 1. half 18th

city sound first half of the 18th century  

  • musical excerpt 1. half 18th

musical excerpt first half of the 18th century
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): sonata for violin and cembalo No. 4

  • city sound 2. half 19th

city sound second half of the 19th century

  • musical excerpt 2. half 19th

musical excerpt second half of the 19th century
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): sonata for violin and piano No. 1

  • city sound 1. half 21st

city sound first half of the 21st century

  • musical excerpt 1. half 21st

musical excerpt first half of the 21st century
Bernd Franke (geb. 1959): Open Doors – for bandoneon and orchestra

Many thanks

the provision of free recordings of the Gewandhaus Orchestra:
Association of members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig GbR (musical excerpts at stations 1, 2, 4, 14, 21)

the provision of free recordings of the Thomanerchor (St Thomas Boys Choir):
Rondeau Production GmbH (musical excerpts at stations 16, 17, 22) 

the recording of the audio samples and musical excerpts: Buchfunk
musicians, speakers, authors, translators, arrangers, consultants and producers (in german language) 

Site notice:

Concept and contentual responsibility: Notenspur-Förderverein e.V.
Acontracting entity: City of Leipzig
Conception of the musical experience guidance system: studio klv Berlin
Compilation of scripts and production of audio samples: Buchfunk Verlag Leipzig
Faciliated by funds of the Free State of Saxony.

Stations of the Music Trail with the telephon numbers of the audio samples

Please add +49 if you phone from outside Germany. The audio samples for kids are only available in german language.

Station 1

Station 1, Neues Gewandhaus (New Gewandhaus)
audio sample / 0341.86099001
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099004
musical excerpt / 0341.86099003 (Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Tripelkonzert, Steffen Schleiermacher (geb. 1960): Bann. Bewegung - mit Beethovens Erster)

Station 2

Mendelssohn-Haus (Mendelssohn House)
audio sample / 0341.86099005
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099008
musical excerpt / 0341.86099007 (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847): Elias)

Station 3

Grieg-Begegnungsstätte (Grieg Memorial Centre)
audio sample / 0341.86099009
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099012
musical excerpt / 0341.86099011 (Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): piano concert A minor)

Station 4

Ehemalige Musikbibliothek Peters (Former Peters Music Library)
audio sample / 0341.86099013
musical excerpt / 0341.86099015 (Max Reger (1873-1916): Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart)

Station 5

Grassi-Museum für Musikinstrumente (Museum of Musical Instruments)
audio sample / 0341.86099017
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099020
musical excerpt / 0341.86099019 (Johann Schelle (1648-1701): Choral "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein")

Station 6

Alter Johannisfriedhof (Old St. Johannis' Cemetery)
audio sample / 0341.86099021
musical excerpt / 0341.86099023 (Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Fugue No.3 from 6 Fugues on B A C H)

Station 7

Schumann-Haus (Schumann House)
audio sample / 0341.86099025
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099028
musical excerpt / 0341.86099027 (Robert Schumann (1810-1856): dedication from the "Liederkreis Myrthen")

Station 8

Grafisches Viertel – Musikverlage (Graphic Quarter - music publishers)
audio sample / 0341.86099029
musical excerpt / 0341.86099031 (Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): piano concert No.1)

Station 9

Wagner-Denkmal an der Oper (Wagner Memorial by the Opera)
audio sample / 0341.86099033
musical excerpt / 0341.86099035 (Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tannhäuser-Ouvertüre)

Station 10

Oper Leipzig (Leipzig Opera)
audio sample / 0341.86099037
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099040
musical excerpt / 0341.86099039 (Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Sinfony No.1)

Station 11

Alte Nikolaischule (Old St. Nikolai's School)
audio sample / 0341.86099041
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099044
musical excerpt / 0341.86099043 (Richard Wagner (1813-1883): piano sonata B flat major)

Station 12

Nikolaikirche (St. Nikolai's Church)
audio sample / 0341.86099045
musical excerpt / 0341.86099047 (Franz Liszt (1811-1886): organ adaption "Pilgrims‘ Chorus" from Wagner‘s "Tannhäuser")

Station 13

Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall)
audio sample / 0341.86099049
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099052
musical excerpt / 0341.86099051 (Johann Christoph Pezel (1639-1694): Intrade for brass)

Station 14

Museum der bildenden Künste (Museum of Fine Arts) – Beethoven
audio sample / 0341.86099053
musical excerpt / 0341.86099055 (Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): piano concert No.5)

Station 15

Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum (The Arabian Coffee Tree )
audio sample / 0341.86099057
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099060
musical excerpt / 0341.86099059 (Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): methodical sonata for flute No. 7)

Station 16

Hôtel de Saxe
audio sample / 0341.86099061
musical excerpt / 0341.86099063 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Lacrimosa from Requiem)

Station 17

Thomaskirche (St. Thomas's Church)
audio sample / 0341.86099065
musical excerpt / 0341.86099067 (Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): motet "Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf")

Station 18

Bach-Museum (Bach Museum)
audio sample / 0341.86099069
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099072
musical excerpt / 0341.86099071 (Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach)

Station 19

Standort Geburtshaus von Clara Wieck (Site of Clara Wieck's birth house)
audio sample / 0341.86099073
musical excerpt / 0341.86099075 (Clara Wieck (1819-1896): "Mazurka" from "Soirees Musicales")

Station 20

Standort Altes Konservatorium (Site of Old Conservatoire)
audio sample / 0341.86099077
musical excerpt / 0341.86099079 (Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): Zdenka-Variationen)

Station 21

Standort Erstes Gewandhaus (Site of First Gewandhaus)
audio sample / 0341.86099081
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099084
musical excerpt / 0341.86099083 (Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Sinfony No.1 - "Spring Sinfony")

Station 22

Paulinum – Aula und Universitätskirche St.Pauli (Paulinum - Auditorium and University Church St. Pauli
audio sample / 0341.86099085
musical excerpt / 0341.86099087 (Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Trauerode)

Station 23

MDR Würfel – Orchester und Chöre des MDR (MDR cube - Orchestra and Choirs of the Middle German Broadcast)
audio sample / 0341.86099089
audio sample (kids) / 0341.86099092
musical excerpt / 0341.86099091 (Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942: string quartet No.1)

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