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  • George B. Stauffer


City in central Germany. Located in the province of Saxony, at the confluence of the Pleisse, Parthe and Weisse Elster rivers, it has long flourished as an international commercial centre, with three annual trade fairs. Never the seat of a bishop or royalty, it has been governed instead by a prosperous citizenry. Known as the home of J.S. Bach, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and music publishers such as Breitkopf & Härtel and C.F. Peters, Leipzig suffered in modern times from the bombings of World War II and the isolationist policies of communist rule. Since the German reunification of ...

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