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Introduction to the Project

The Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Museum in the KomponistenQuartier Hamburg – Opening

Lichtwarksaal (Carl-Toepfer-Stiftung) · Hamburg Tickets

The Carl-Toepfer-Stiftung (Foundation) has renovated their houses in the Peterstraße. Being in proximity to the St. Michaelis Church and the atmosphere it projects make this location the ideal venue to promote and engage with Hamburgs musical history. The KomponistenQuartier is to be a new museumsensemble dedicated to musical traditions of the hanseatic city, which have so far not been represented on this scale. In the year of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's 300th birthday two new museums are going to emerge in the Peterstraße next to the established museums for Johannes Brahms and Georg Philipp Telemann. One is dedicated to the memory of Bach and the other to the late-baroque opera composer Johann Adolf Hasse. The three 18th century composers Telemann, Bach and Hasse will be shown in newly decorated exhibition rooms. After a second construction phase the siblings Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn as well as Gustav Mahler will find their place in the Peterstraße. Thus the Hamburgs music history will be chronologically documented from the Baroque period until early Modernism.