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Bach House (Eisenach)
The Bach House in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, is a museum dedicated to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach
who was born in the city. On its 600 m² it displays around 250 original exhibits, among them a Bach music autograph. The core of the building complex is a half-timbered house, ca. 550 years old, which was mistakenly identified as Bach's birth house in the middle of the 19th century. In 1905, the Leipzig-based Neue Bachgesellschaft
Neue Bachgesellschaft
acquired the building
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Köthen (Anhalt)
Köthen (Anhalt)
Köthen (Anhalt)
([ˈkøːtn̩] ( listen))[2] is a city in Germany. It is the capital of the district of Anhalt-Bitterfeld
Anhalt-Bitterfeld
in Saxony-Anhalt, about 30 km (19 mi) north of Halle. Köthen is the location of the main campus and the administrative centre of the regional university, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences/Hochschule Anhalt which is especially strong in information technology. The city is conveniently located at the hub of the Magdeburg-Leipzig, Dessau–Köthen and Köthen–Aschersleben railways. Köthen is situated in a fertile area with rich black soil suitable to the cultivation of sugar-beets
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Federal Republic Of Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Sing-Akademie Zu Berlin
The Sing-Akademie zu Berlin, also known as the Berliner Singakademie, is a musical (originally choral) society founded in Berlin
Berlin
in 1791 by Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, harpsichordist to the court of Prussia, on the model of the 18th-century London
London
Academy of Ancient Music.Contents1 Early history 2 Library 3 Later history 4 References4.1 Bibliography5 External linksEarly history[edit] The origins of the Singakademie are difficult to discern because the group was initially intended as a private gathering of music lovers and only later became a public institution. The Singakademie grew out of a small circle of singers who met regularly in the garden house of the privy councillor Milow. Their weekly meetings seemed to have resembled those of the then popular Singethees
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Georg Schumann (composer)
Georg Alfred Schumann (October 25, 1866 - May 23, 1952) was a German composer and director of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin.Contents1 Biography 2 Works (Selection) 3 Recordings 4 External linksBiography[edit] Schumann was born at Königstein, Germany, October 25, 1866. He was the son of Clemens Schumann (1839–1918) and the older brother of Camillo Schumann. He first studied the violin and organ with his father and grandfather, and was taught by Friedrich Baumfelder, a well-known German composer, pianist, and conductor of his day. He later was a student at the Leipzig Conservatory
Leipzig Conservatory
for seven years, conducted an orchestra at Danzig from 1891–1896 and from 1896-1899 the orchestra at Bremen. In 1900 he became professor and director at the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin. In 1907 he became a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts, in 1918 vice-president and finally in 1934 President. Works (Selection)[edit]Symphonies:Symphony No
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Breitkopf & Härtel
Breitkopf & Härtel is the world's oldest music publishing house.[1] The firm was founded in 1719 in Leipzig
Leipzig
by Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf. The catalogue currently contains over 1,000 composers, 8,000 works and 15,000 music editions or books on music. The name "Härtel" was added when Gottfried Christoph Härtel
Gottfried Christoph Härtel
took over the company in 1795. In 1807, Härtel began to manufacture pianos, an endeavour which lasted until 1870. The Breitkopf pianos were highly esteemed in the 19th century by pianists like Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt
and Clara Schumann. In the 19th century the company was for many years the publisher of the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, an influential music journal.[2] The company has consistently supported contemporary composers and had close editorial collaboration with Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner and Brahms
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C.F. Peters
Edition Peters
Edition Peters
is a classical music publisher founded in Leipzig, Germany
Germany
in 1800. History[edit] The company came into being on 1 December 1800 when the Viennese composer Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754–1812) and the local organist Ambrosius Kühnel (1770–1813) opened a concern in Leipzig
Leipzig
known as the "Bureau de Musique." Along with publishing, the new firm included an engraving and printing works and a retail shop for selling printed music and instruments. The first music published included chamber music works by Haydn
Haydn
and Mozart, plus a 14-volume collected edition of keyboard works by J. S
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Thomanerchor
The Thomanerchor
Thomanerchor
(English: St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig) is a boys' choir in Leipzig, Germany. The choir was founded in 1212. At present, the choir consists of 92 boys from 9 to 18 years of age. The members, called Thomaner, live in a boarding school, the Thomasalumnat, and attend the Thomasschule zu Leipzig, a Gymnasium school with a linguistic profile and a focus on musical education. The younger members attend the primary school 76. Grundschule in der Manetstraße
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Soviet Military Administration In Germany
The Soviet Military Administration in Germany
Soviet Military Administration in Germany
(Russian: Советская военная администрация в Германии, СВАГ; Sovyetskaya Voyennaya Administratsya v Germanii, SVAG; German: Sowjetische Militäradministration in Deutschland, SMAD) was the Soviet military government, headquartered in Berlin-Karlshorst, that directly ruled the Soviet occupation zone of Germany from the German surrender in May 1945 until after the establishment of the German Democratic Republic
German Democratic Republic
(GDR) in October 1949. According to the Potsdam Agreement
Potsdam Agreement
in 1945, the SMAD was assigned the eastern portion of present-day Germany, consisting mostly of central Prussia. Prussia
Prussia
was dissolved by the Allies in 1947 and this area was divided between several German states (Länder)
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Arnstadt
Arnstadt
Arnstadt
(German pronunciation: [ˈarnʃtat] ( listen)) is a town in Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany, on the river Gera
Gera
about 20 kilometres south of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia. Arnstadt
Arnstadt
is one of the oldest towns in Thuringia, and has a well-preserved historic centre with a partially preserved town wall. The town is nicknamed Das Tor zum Thüringer Wald ("The Gateway to the Thuringian Forest") because of its location on the northern edge of that forest. Arnstadt has a population of some 25,000. The city centre is on the west side of Gera. The municipality comprises four "villages": Angelhausen–Oberndorf, Dosdorf–Espenfeld, Rudisleben, and Siegelbach
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East Germany
East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic
Republic
(GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik pronounced [ˈdɔʏtʃə demoˈkʀaːtɪʃə ʀepuˈbliːk], DDR), was a communist state[5][6] in Central Europe, during the Cold War
Cold War
period. It described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state."[6] From 1949 to 1990, it administered the portion of Germany
Germany
that had been occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II—the Soviet Occupation Zone
Soviet Occupation Zone
of the Potsdam
Potsdam
Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line
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Free State Of Thuringia
The Free State of Thuringia
Thuringia
(English: /θəˈrɪndʒiə/; German: Freistaat Thüringen, pronounced [ˈfʁaɪʃtaːt ˈtyːʁɪŋən]) is a federal state in central Germany. It has an area of 16,171 square kilometres (6,244 sq mi) and 2.29 million inhabitants, making it the sixth smallest by area and the fifth smallest by population of Germany's sixteen states. Most of Thuringia
Thuringia
is within the watershed of the Saale, a left tributary of the Elbe. The capital is Erfurt. Thuringia
Thuringia
has been known as "the green heart of Germany" (das grüne Herz Deutschlands) from the late 19th century,[3] due to the dense forest covering the land. It is home to the Rennsteig, Germany's most well-known hiking trail, and the winter resort of Oberhof making it a well known winter sports destination
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European Union
The European Union
European Union
(EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states
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Joseph Joachim
Joseph Joachim
Joseph Joachim
(Hungarian: Joachim József, 28 June 1831 – 15 August 1907) was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher
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Organic Architecture
Organic architecture
Organic architecture
is a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world. This is achieved through design approaches that aim to be sympathetic and well-integrated with a site, so buildings, furnishings, and surroundings become part of a unified, interrelated composition.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The term "organic architecture" was coined by Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959), though never well-articulated by his cryptic style of writing:"So here I stand before you preaching organic architecture: declaring organic architecture to be the modern ideal and the teaching so much needed if we are to see the whole of life, and to now serve the whole of life, holding no traditions essential to the great TRADITION
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Kassel
Kassel
Kassel
(German pronunciation: [ˈkasl̩] ( listen); spelled Cassel until 1928) is a city located on the Fulda River
Fulda River
in northern Hesse, Germany. It is the administrative seat of the Regierungsbezirk Kassel
Kassel
and the Kreis of the same name and had 200,507 inhabitants in December 2015. The former capital of the state of Hesse- Kassel
Kassel
has many palaces and parks, including the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, which is a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site
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