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Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

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Address: Augustusplatz 8, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 493411270280
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concert hall

it was quite a simple building, not with a lot of architectural findings, in a main square easy to approach, there is underground parking just in front, the aqustic was very good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Thermisia, Greece
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Thermisia, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

it was quite a simple building, not with a lot of architectural findings, in a main square easy to approach, there is underground parking just in front, the aqustic was very good and the main stage is ineteresting because its in the center and not behind, taht means taht the seats are makeing a circle around the stage and its... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Impressive building, great orchestra and the amazing Mr. Blomstedt (Yes, he was back) never ceases to amaze us! Love the Gewandhaus. Somehow you can always get tickets, and even the Orgelemporium tickets for 20 Euros (behind the orchestra) are great.

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Martinborough, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The combination of history, design, acoustics and superb music made my first visit to Leipzig's Gewandhaus a memorable experience. The building itself is amazing, including the reception area ceiling mural. We booked online and the process was smooth and troublefree. Although located at the back of the highest level we had an outstanding view of the orchestra and .. most... More 

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Southampton
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84 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was the only concert hall building of the former East Germany, seating 1920 visitors. We went to a concert of organ music on the majestic Schuke organ - 6638 pipes and 89 registers. There is a striking ceiling painting by Sighard Gille "The Song of Life", the largest ceiling painting in Europe, inspired by Mahler's "Song of the Earth".... More 

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LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

LOVED THIS first time visit. Trevor Pinnock was conducting the Bach B Minor Mass ( my favourite piece of all time!). I sat behind the choir and could see the conductor perfectly which added to the wow factor. Truly remarkable performance and one of the best I HAVE EVER heard. Staff when picking up ticket were great and do check... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

90 minute guided tour for free Thursday lunchtime, and wonderful concert in the evening, both bookable on the website in advance and both excellent.

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Oberoesterreich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nothing much to look at during the day, but it's worth visiting at night to see the the interior mural.

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Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Dating from the 1700's, this orchestra was once directed by the great Kurt Masur and established itself as on the the great orchestras of the world. It is now directed by Ricardo Chially and shares the stage with the Leipzig Opera.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I attended a solo organ concert. I listened to organ instrument once in Frankfurt, but it was not very impressive. This time it was totally magnificent. The acoustics are good, the musician is very skillful and played with full emotions. I would recommend to attend at least once for the concert, no matter it is orchester, solo musical instrument or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We attended concert of piano/cello duo in the Mendelssohn theater, a small venue separate from main hall, so we cannot rate the latter. The smaller hall was fairly plain, but acoustics were good.

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