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Recommendation and or information for music venues in Germany

Greetings Fellow Travelers! We are taking the Germany tour in May 2020 and I am particularly interested in hearing baroque and/or classical music. So many great German composers (or near German): Bach (all three), Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart (both), Brahms, Mendelsohn, to name a few. Does anyone have any advice for how to find concerts (preferably ahead of the trip so if tickets are required, I know the details and could possibly order the tickets ahead of time). Any advice or guidance is welcome. Thank you very much for your kind assistance travel peeps! Judi

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It would help to know which region of Germany you will tour. It is impossible to give you websites without knowing this, the country is simply too big.

Leipzig is a must for Bach, of course.

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I just returned from ten weeks in Germany ( and Vienna ) and attended seven different classical events during my stay . It is essential to start with two premises - which cities will you visit , and what are the major venues in each . Here are my visits - Berlin ; Komische Oper - Bernstein " Candide " . Leipzig ; Gewandhaus - Bruckner - Symphony #8 . Dresden ; Semperoper - " Tosca " . Munich ; National Theater - " Tales of Hoffman " , " Coppelia " . Vienna ; Volksoper - " Czardasfurstin " , and " Cabaret " . Programming and venue dictate what I choose , so my choices vary widely accordingly . My tastes are broad , having spent my working career as a classically trained musician .

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There are 82 opera houses in Germany and at least as many concert halls. To give you a starting point for your research:

Excellent opera houses include


Excellent concert halls include

Berlin, Philharmonie
Dortmund, Konzerthaus
Düsseldorf, Tonhalle
Essen, Philharmonie
Frankfurt, Alte Oper

Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie
Köln, Philharmonie
Leipzig, Gewandhaus

München, Gasteig,
Stuttgart, Liederhalle

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When we visited Dresden a few years ago, I went directly to the opera house site to see what music might be performed during our visit. I'm sure I bought the tickets through the on-line site of the opera house. It was amazing! Go directly to a venue site I say.