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Encyclopedia > Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is a German orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus ("Cloth House"). Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ... Map of Germany showing Leipzig   Leipzig? [ˈlaiptsɪç] (Polish; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the federal state (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ...


Concerts in Leipzig date back to the early 18th century. They were first held in a private dwelling, and then an inn, before the orchestra moved to the Gewandhaus in 1781. In the early 19th century, Felix Mendelssohn was the kapellmeister. In 1885, the orchestra moved into a new hall, which was destroyed in 1944. The present Gewandhaus is the third building of that name. It was opened in 1981. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... For the river named Inn, check Inn River Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Felix Felix Mendelssohn wrote his first symphony at the young age of fifteen. ... A Kapellmeister is nowadays the director or conductor of an orchestra or choir. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Later principal conductors included Arthur Nikisch, Wilhelm Furtw√§ngler, Bruno Walter, Vaclav Neumann, and from 1970 to 1996 Kurt Masur. In 1998, Herbert Blomstedt took over the post until 2005 and will be succeeded by Riccardo Chailly. A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Arthur Nikisch (or Nikitsch) ( October 12, 1855 – January 23, 1922) was a Hungarian conductor who performed mainly in Germany. ... Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886 – November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. ... Bruno Walter (September 15, 1876 - February 17, 1962) was a German-born conductor and composer. ... Václav Neumann (October 29, 1920 - September 2, 1995) was a Czech conductor, violinist and viola player. ... Kurt Masur (born July 18, 1927) is a conductor. ... Herbert Blomstedt was born 1927 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Swedish parents, and moved to Sweden at age 2. ... Riccardo Chailly (born February 20, 1953) is an Italian conductor. ...


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