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Composers' Quarter in Hamburg

 

a new, among the tourists rather unknown quarter of Hamburg whose quiet atmosphere is lovely.

 

"Following his visit to Hamburg in 1772, the English music historian Charles Burney observed: »The number of operas in Hamburg staged at the end of the last and the beginning of the present century is greater than in any other city in the German Empire«. At the time of writing, the opera house on Gänsemarkt, which was founded in 1678, was almost 100 years old and had experienced golden years, but also hard times. Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), who served as church music director of Hamburg’s five Lutheran main churches for 46 years, as well as Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), who held the same office for another 20 years, played their part in praising God in music and in delighting their audiences. The young, wild Händel was also active in Hamburg (1703 -1706).

2015 saw the inauguration of the »Composers’ Quarter« on Peterstrasse in close proximity to St Michaelis Church. Created by a consortium of dedicated citizens and local initiatives, the quarter now serves as an unassuming place of remembrance for composers who were born in Hamburg (Brahms 1833-1897; s. Brahms Museum on the right) or played a major role in shaping the city’s music landscape. Rebuilt in historic style, the small terraced houses in the Neustadt district now bring local music history to life, with exhibits on Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Adolf Hasse and C.P.E. Bach, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, as well as Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler."

 

For the rather light-hearted human beans among us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v74pXmgK0-c!

Composers' Quarter in Hamburg

 

a new, among the tourists rather unknown quarter of Hamburg whose quiet atmosphere is lovely.

 

"Following his visit to Hamburg in 1772, the English music historian Charles Burney observed: »The number of operas in Hamburg staged at the end of the last and the beginning of the present century is greater than in any other city in the German Empire«. At the time of writing, the opera house on Gänsemarkt, which was founded in 1678, was almost 100 years old and had experienced golden years, but also hard times. Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767), who served as church music director of Hamburg’s five Lutheran main churches for 46 years, as well as Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), who held the same office for another 20 years, played their part in praising God in music and in delighting their audiences. The young, wild Händel was also active in Hamburg (1703 -1706).

2015 saw the inauguration of the »Composers’ Quarter« on Peterstrasse in close proximity to St Michaelis Church. Created by a consortium of dedicated citizens and local initiatives, the quarter now serves as an unassuming place of remembrance for composers who were born in Hamburg (Brahms 1833-1897; s. Brahms Museum on the right) or played a major role in shaping the city’s music landscape. Rebuilt in historic style, the small terraced houses in the Neustadt district now bring local music history to life, with exhibits on Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Adolf Hasse and C.P.E. Bach, Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, as well as Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler."

 

For the rather light-hearted human beans among us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v74pXmgK0-c!

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jan 2018, 00:36
The main image is fabulous, Philine.
Philine: You are too kind, Ray, many thanks!
Some fascinating information!
Philine: Sorry, too much information - many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Jan 2018, 06:12
Nicely away from city traffic noise, Philine
Philine: Yes, very quiet - I loved this quarter. Many thanks, Lisl!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Jan 2018, 06:48
Brahms is a hero of mine. I would gladly visit his museum
Philine: Yes, I know -many thanks, Chris!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jan 2018, 07:35
I like the architecture with the many windows here. A nice ans quiet place to compose I think.
Philine: This quarter reminds a bit of Netherlands - heel bedankt, Astrid!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Jan 2018, 07:49
Sounds like a fascinating place. I wonder what originally drew those composers to the area? I would expect that is the area was dedicated to Justin Bieber. Madonna, Beyoncé and other similar performers, the area would be much busier - sadly.
Philine: You seem to be rather up-to-date to mention all the modern performers the youngsters love. Old Hamburg is a rather nobly, tradition- orientated town - a bit like old merry England. Many thanks, Alan! The Beatles once started in Hamburg, too!
A place of great interest.

I have never worked out how on earth anyone can dance to that music!

Did you observe the chinese lady who sat impassively throughout and then applauded without any enthusiasm?
Philine: Haha - I like this music and I feel some movement in my legs and feet. Many thanks, Bill!
What would we do without our composers, Philine!!!
Philine: You are so right, Ginnie, heel bedankt en geniet van deze week!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Jan 2018, 08:23
Hamburg is a city that I have not visited Philine. I was pit off a bit when I leant that it suffered major damage in the mid 20th century. I thought that there would be nothing left worth seeing. Yet your photograph tells me otherwise.
Philine: Hamburg was heavily destroyed at the end of the WWII indeed. This quarter was rebuilt, too. Hamburg is a fascinating city you should visit one day, probably our modernst one, also a city of music, think also of the Beatles who started here their career in 1960. Many thanks, Chad!
Another fine post Philine, good pictures, lots of information and the music and the link is always open to all sorts of interpretation. Many years ago, in the 70's.I think, Maureens parents came to Hamburg for a few days for a convention and concert by the more popular style German composer James Last, they talked about it for ages afterwards.
Philine: Yes, I recall James Last, he was very popular in our country, I think he still lives. Many thanks, Brian!
Lovely architecture.

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