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Concert hall
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1. The concert hall as a building in its own right

Concert halls built specially for musical performances are a relatively late phenomenon of the early modern concert business, becoming widespread only in the 18th century. At first, public concerts took place in buildings designed for other purposes (Town hall, theaters, Opera house, ballrooms), and even in the 19th century, concert halls existed alongside multi-purpose buildings, such as…

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Lautenschläger, Philine, “Concert hall”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022615>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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