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Gewandhaus

From 1781, the home of the Gewandhaus Orchestra (the third building under that historical name). In 1743, sixteen merchants established a Concert Society and a sixteen-strong orchestra, which initially performed at the Three Swans Inn on the Brühl. From 1781, concerts were held in a concert hall built on the second floor (with a splendid acoustic) in the building of the former arsenal on Kupfergäßchen (now Kupferstrasse), which, after the first floor had been turned into a covered market for cloth traders, changed its name to Gewandhaus (Cloth Hall). In 1884, when a new seat for the orchestra was built in the Music District on Grassistraße (Beethovenstraße), the old building was renamed the Old (first) Gewandhaus and was soon converted into a department store. Edvard Grieg often led performances of his works in both the orchestral halls. The New (second) Gewandhaus was built to a design by Martin Gropius and was heavily damaged by bombing in 1943 and 1944. The decision was taken not to rebuild it, and in 1977 the foundation stone was laid beneath another (third) Gewandhaus, on what is now Augustusplatz (no. 8), opposite the Leipzig Opera House, which opened in 1981.

Place Category
100 Via Sistina
Flats
2 Øvre Voldgate Flats
Amsterdam
Antico Caffè Greco
Coffeehouses
Avenue to the Grieg Museum Education, Other
A Walk around Grieg’s Villa Flats
Bergen Public Library Other
Berlin Appearances
Brussels Appearances
Church of St John Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Mary Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Thomas Churches / Places of worship
Composer’s Atelier Flats
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Eremitagen in Jægersborg Manors / Palaces / Castles
Fish Market
Fredensborg Castle Manors / Palaces / Castles
Frederiksborg slott Manors / Palaces / Castles
Geneva Appearances
German Quay Other
Gewandhaus Appearances
Grand Café Coffeehouses
Grand Casino Hall Appearances
Grieghallen Appearances
Griegs’ Townhouse Flats
Grieg Museum Other
Hals Brothers’ Concert Hall Appearances
Hans Tank Secondary School Education
Haukeland Flats
Helsinge in Gribskov Other
Helsingör Manors / Palaces / Castles
Hotel Cecil Hotels / Inns
Hotel Westminster Hotels / Inns
Humlebæk Other
Kalfaret Churches / Places of worship
Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) Hotels / Inns
Lago Maggiore Other
Lake Gurre Other
Landås Court Flats
Leipzig Conservatory Education
Leipzig Opera Other
Leipzig Train Station Other
Lodge Education
London Other
Mendelssohn House Other
Missionary House Appearances
Mothsgaard/Søllerød Kro
Flats
National Theatre Appearances
Odd Fellows Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Old (Gamle) Bergen Museum of Architecture Flats
Old Town with the Old Town Hall (Leipzig) Other
Paris Other
Peters Edition Publishers / Bookshops
Piazza Barberini Other
Piazza del Popolo Churches / Places of worship, Other
Pincio Other
Prague Other
Royal Conservatory of Music Education
Royal Theatre Appearances
Rungstedlund Flats
Sanatorium on Voksenkollen Hotels / Inns
Scandinavian Society Other
Sorrento Hotels / Inns
Spanish Steps Other
Stockholm Other
The Grave of Edvard and Nina Cemeteries
The Wet Dock Other
Tivoli Other
Troll Hall (Troldsalen) Appearances
Vienna Other
Villa Medici Other
Villefranche-sur-Mer Other
Warsaw Appearances, Other
Wilhelm Hansen Edition Publishers / Bookshops