A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Carl Loewe

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November 30, 1796: Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe is born am Kirchhof 2 in Löbejün, near Halle, Kingdom of Prussia, the youngest of twelve children born to a Adam Loewe, a cantor and schoolmaster.  (The current Carl-Loewe-Museum stands on the spot)
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September 16, 1820: Carl Loewe (23) visits Goethe in Jena.
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February 14, 1821: Carl Loewe (24) becomes musical director for the City of Stettin (Szczecin). He will work in Stettin for the next 45 years.
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September 7, 1821: Carl Loewe (24) marries Julie von Jacob in Halle.
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February 20, 1827: Two works by Felix Mendelssohn (18) are performed for the first time, in Stettin (Szczecin), conducted by Carl Loewe (30): Concerto in A flat for two pianos and orchestra and the Overture “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”  The composer plays one piano in the concerto and conducts the overture. His music is a great success but is overshadowed by the second half of the program, the Symphony no. 9 of Ludwig van Beethoven (56), performed for the first time in northern Germany. Mendelssohn plays first violin. (The concerto could have been performed earlier, at a family concert in Berlin.)
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February 2, 1834: Die drei Wünsche, a singspiel by Carl Loewe (37) to words of Raupach, is performed for the first time, in the Berlin Schauspielhaus.
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April 20, 1869: Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe dies of a stroke, in Kiel, Kingdom of Prussia, aged 72 years, four months and 21 days.