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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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Roman times

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cathedral

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concert hall

Image for Philharmonie Bischofsgarten 1 Köln
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concert hall

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Ostermann

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jazz café

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concert hall

Image for Gürzenich Martinstraße 29-37 Köln
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Offenbach*

Image for  Großer Griechenmarkt 1 Köln
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Offenbach, Hiller

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carnival

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church

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Bruch*

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theatre

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instruments

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Mozart

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music academy

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former Heyer collection

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musicology

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folk traditions

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Hiller

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Zimmermann*

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Zimmermann †

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.