It is always difficult to replace the one who did the job well before you. So if you decide to become a choirmaster of the church of St. Thomas, Guess with whom you will constantly compare? With Bach. Leipzig is closely related to classical music. Here was born Wagner, Mendelssohn founded the Conservatory. However, if you are more attracted melancholic modern style, visit Veyv-Gothic Treffen - the biggest music festival of the "dark" music (Goth, industrial, punk, and so on).