MusicAtlas: Aachen

The Schola Palatina, established by Charlemagne at the end of the 6th century followed the papal example and can be considered the cradle of Central European art music; the contours of its premises are marked in the pavement around the Dom.

The waters of Aachen spas wrote also music history: Händel found recovery (see here and here), the promising Norbert Burgmüller drowned here at the age of 26).

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Dom - gothic choir

Image for Dom Katschhof Aachen
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Cathedral Archive

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choristers

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city hall

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Händel a.o.

Elisenbrunnen Aachen plaque
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theatre

Stadttheater Aachen
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music academy

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concert hall

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hist. concert hall

Image for Altes Kurhaus Komphausbadstraße 19 Aachen
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church music

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Händel

Image for  Abteiplatz Aachen-Burtscheid

Explanation of symbols

workshop A workshop or atelier for instruments or other music items. other music Other occasional live music performances
library A library or archive. live music A concert hall or other place for live music.
conservatory A conservatory or music school. historic performances A place where composers or musicians performed or were employed.
house closed A house or building that is closed to the public. house open to public A house or building that can be visited by the public.
monument A single monument. monuments Two or more monuments.
museum A museum. opera house or theatre Opera house or other place for music theatre performances.
organ A memorial or interesting organ. memorial tablet A memorial tablet or stone.
grave A single grave. graves Two or more graves.