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MusicAtlas: Kassel

Music fostered by landgrave Moritz der Gelehrte: John Dowland 1594-95 and Heinrich Schütz 1599-1615 (incl. four years of study in Italy on the landgrave's expense) - erection of Ottoneum (>01) - three famous organs by Scherer (1610-14); on the occasion of their renovation in 1722 Bach visited Kassel as organ examiner. Later Eberlin, Fiorillo, Reichardt, Spohr and Mahler.

After war-damage drastic renovation of the town; all composer houses lost.

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hist. theatre

Image for Ottoneum Steinweg 2 Kassel
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Spohr

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Spohr

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Spohr

Image for Hauptfriedhof - Mausoleum Tannenheckerweg 6 Kassel
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Bärenreiter

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library

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.