MusicAtlas: Berlin

In the present musical topography of Germany's capital the 20th century dominates — To its early musical history (16th–17th c.) only one address refers (see here); from the musically flourishing era of Frederic the Great and the 19th c. are more traces extant, but we miss the Königliches Nationaltheater (1786), at which Mozart visited a performance of his Entführung aus dem Serail (demolished for the Schauspielhaus) or the beautiful house of the Mendelssohns in the Leipziger Straße, centre of home concerts (destroyed). Many music temples from the late 19th c. disappeared, incl. the important Kroll-Oper in Tiergarten; the old Philharmonie ( Bülow, Nikisch, Furtwängler) made place for the remarkable tent-like “Circus Karajani” (see here). The renowned Stern'sche Konservatorium (1850) was incorporated in the Hochschule (1869; extant).

The peak of Berlin cultural life, the first decennia of the 20th c., offers the most clues, both in serious music (Schreker, Schönberg, Hindemith, Busoni, Weill a.o.) and in entertainment (revues, Comedian Harmonists, etc. etc.). The two worlds came together in the cabaret Überbrettl (1901–02) at which Schönberg and Oscar Straus cooperated. Many houses of the leading figures carry a plaque, often made by the 'Kön. Porzellan-Manufaktur'.

After 1933 the loss of many composers, performers and teachers, severe war damages and the division West–East (BRD–DDR) until 1990 caused much problems, but the musical life has retained an exceptionally high level.

For performances and several festivals: see www.berlin.de/kultur-und-tickets

Choisirez une place sur la carte ou dans la liste sur gauche.
Au MusicAtlas vue d'ensemble

d10.1.01

Friedrich II

Image for  Unter den Linden Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.02

-

Image for Staatsoper Unter den Linden 7 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.03

Sarti - choir

Image for Hedwigskathedrale Bebelplatz Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.04

d10.1.05

d10.1.06

Mendelssohn

Image for Maxim-Gorki-Theater Am Festungsgraben 2 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.08

Beethoven, Lortzing

Image for  Gendarmenmarkt Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.09

Image for Konzerthaus Gendarmenmarkt Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.10

Meyerbeer

Meyerbeer plaque
d10.1.11

Image for Musikhochschule 'Hanns Eisler' Charlottenstraße 55 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.13

Glinka

Image for  Glinkastraße 9 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.15

d10.1.17

Image for Metropoltheater Friedrichstraße 101 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.19

Sibelius

d10.1.21

Image for Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.23

Brecht

Image for  Chausseestraße 125 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.24

Graves Brecht, Eisler a.o.

d10.1.26

d10.1.28

Lortzing †

Image for  Luisenstraße 53 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.29

Graves Lortzing a.o.

d10.1.32

Nicolai

d10.1.35

Meyerbeer

Image for Jüdischer Friedhof Schönhauser Allee 23 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
d10.1.38

d10.1.41

Zelter

d10.1.43

Zelter*

d10.1.45

d10.1.47

Graves Hohenzollern

d10.1.51

Crüger -

Image for Nikolaikirche Nicolaikirchplatz Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.53

Zelter

d10.1.55

Lortzing

d10.1.57

music history

d10.1.58

music history

Image for Märkisches Museum Am Köllnischen Park 5 Berlin-Mitte
d10.1.61

Lincke

Image for  Oranienstraße 64 Berlin-Kreuzberg
d10.1.63

Hoffmann

d10.1.65

Graves Hoffmann a.o.

Image for Kirchhof d. Jerusalems- u. neuen KGem Mehringdamm/Zossener S. Berlin-Kreuzberg
d10.1.66

Graves Mendelssohn family

Image for Dreifaltigskeitskirchhof I Mehringdamm/Baruther S. Berlin-Kreuzberg
d10.1.68

Mendelssohn

d10.1.69

( W.F. Bach)

d10.1.71

() Bechstein

d10.1.72

() Bechstein

Image for  Reichenberger Straße 124 Berlin-Kreuzberg
d10.1.81

Philharmonie

Image for Philharmonie Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1 Berlin-Tiergarten
d10.1.82

instruments -

Image for Musikinstrumentenmuseum Tiergartenstraße 1 Berlin-Tiergarten
d10.1.84

d10.1.86a

Image for Park Tiergarten  Berlin-Tiergarten
d10.1.86b

Wagner

d10.1.86c

Lortzing

d10.1.86d

Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart

Image for Beethoven-Haydn-Mozart-Denkmal  Berlin-Tiergarten
d10.1.86e

Carillon

d10.1.87

d10.1.89

Hindemith

d10.2.01

music academy

Image for Universität der Künste - Musik Hardenbergstraße 33 & 41 Berlin-Charlottenburg
d10.2.02

d10.2.04

Tauber, Schmidt

d10.2.06

d10.2.08

Schönberg

d10.2.11

d10.2.13

Wagner

d10.2.15

- music history

Image for Schloß Charlottenburg Spandauer Damm 10-22 Berlin-Charlottenburg
d10.2.16

Weill

Image for  Luisenplatz 3 Berlin-Charlottenburg
d10.2.19

Skalkottas

Image for  Nürnberger Straße 19 Berlin-Charlottenburg
d10.2.21

Weill

d10.2.23

Hindemith

d10.2.25

Joachim

d10.2.31

music history

d10.2.32

open air

d10.2.34

R.Strauss -

Image for  Heerstraße/Th.-Heuß-Platz Berlin-Westend
d10.2.36

Graves div.

d10.2.41

Künneke

d10.2.43

Blech

Image for  Mommsenstraße 6 Berlin-Charlottenburg
d10.2.45

() Rezniček

Image for  Knesebeckstraße 32 Berlin-Charlottenburg
d10.2.47

Schnabel

d10.2.49

Nelson

d10.2.51

() Kreisler

Image for  Bismarckallee 32a Berlin-Grunewald
d10.2.53

Humperdinck

Image for  Trabener Straße 16 Berlin-Grunewald
d10.2.55

Joachim

d10.2.57

Stolz

d10.2.61

Brecht

d10.2.63

Hollaender

d10.2.65

Pfitzner

d10.2.67

Jessel

d10.2.69

Varèse

d10.2.71

Stolz

d10.2.73

Mackeben

d10.3.01

Kollo

d10.3.03

Furtwängler

d10.3.05

Busoni

Image for  Victoria-Luise-Platz 11 Berlin-Schöneberg
d10.3.07

Graves Bruch, Scharwenka

d10.3.09

M.Dietrich

Image for  Leberstraße 65 Berlin-Schöneberg
d10.3.11

Bruch

Image for  Albestraße 3 Berlin-Friedenau
d10.3.13

Graves Busoni, Dietrich

Image for Friedhof Schöneberg III Stubenrauchstraße 43-45 Berlin-Friedenau
d10.3.14

Comedian Harmonists

Image for  Stubenrauchstraße 47 Berlin-Friedenau
d10.3.21

Schönberg

Image for  Sembritzstraße 33 Berlin-Steglitz
d10.3.25

Schreker

d10.3.27

ethnomusicology

d10.3.31

Blacher

d10.3.33

Blacher

Image for  Kaunstraße 6 Berlin-Zehlendorf
d10.3.41

Isang Yun

d10.3.51

Glinka

d10.3.61

Eisler

d10.3.71

d10.3.81

Mozart

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.