MusicAtlas: Potsdam

Residence of the kings of Prussia — music life especially during the reigns of Friedrich II (Frederic the Great, 1740–86) and Friedrich Wilhelm II, III, IV (1786–1861) — Bach visited the king in 1747 in the City castle (Musikalisches Opfer!) and played the Joachim Wagner organs of Heiliggeistkirche and Garnisonskirche; all these buildings were demolished in DDR years — Mozart met J.P. Duport in 1789, missed the king — FP Sommernachtstraum by Mendelssohn in 1843 — After the destruction of the theatre from 1795 some operas were performed in the Hans-Otto-Theater, but its futurist successor (2006) offers mainly spoken drama.

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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 Un orgue historique ou interessant. memorial tablet A memorial tablet or stone.
grave A single grave. graves Two or more graves.