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MusicAtlas: Köln (Cologne)
Many traces of the glorious Cologne music history were wiped out in World War II: the inn Im heiligen Geist, where the Mozarts stayed in 1763; the Akademiesaal, where Beethoven made his début in 1778 (his father lied that he was six instead of eight); the Kasino, where Liszt, Clara Schumann and Burgmüller appeared; the predecessor of present-day opera theatre with important premières by Korngold, Zemlinsky and Schreker. Some plaques compensate for the loss of all composer's houses.
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former Heyer collection
Explanation of symbols
|A workshop or atelier for instruments or other music items.||Other occasional live music performances|
|A library or archive.||A concert hall or other place for live music.|
|A conservatory or music school.||A place where composers or musicians performed or were employed.|
|A house or building that is closed to the public.||A house or building that can be visited by the public.|
|A single monument.||Two or more monuments.|
|A museum.||Opera house or other place for music theatre performances.|
|A historical or interesting organ.||A memorial tablet or stone.|
|A single grave.||Two or more graves.|