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The 1840s in Berlin: Mendelssohn and Meyerbeer

There were few signs that the Berlin of the first half of the nineteenth century would become a world capital of music by century’s end. Musicians didn’t like the city, especially the ones who had lived there, such as Meyerbeer and Mendelssohn. Berlin was conservative, unwilling to try anything new. The people were formal and […]

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