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The Berlin Organ Scene, ca. 1770–ca. 1820

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780195394382
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199863556 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0001
The Berlin Organ Scene, ca. 1770–ca. 1820

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This chapter describes the emergence of Berlin as the center of the German organ world in the late 18th century. It presents a brief overview of some of the principal churches and organs of Berlin in the period c.1770 to c.1820, to help provide an understanding of why so many gifted organists were drawn there. The churches mentioned are or were almost all located in the center of Berlin; or more specifically, in what was until reunification, East Berlin. These include parish churches, churches not under municipal patronage, and Lutheran churches.

Keywords: Berlin; organ music; parish churches; Lutheran churches

Chapter.  7898 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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