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Carl Friedrich Zelter 1758-1832

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe particularly appreciated Zelter's musical settings of texts because there was "not too much music to disturb the intrinsic life of the words". Carl Friedrich Zelter was born in Berlin in 1758. His place in the history of music is assured not only through his lieder, but also through his role as founder of the Berliner Singakademie, highly regarded as Bach specialists.

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Bach - sights & sounds

Information and offers relating to places associated with the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach.