Schloss Charlottenburg – Berlin’s largest royal palace of the Hohenzollern Dynasty:
If listening to Baroque and classical music in a majestic royal palace pulls at your chords, then Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin’s largest royal palace, must be one of the magnificent venues to do this.
Music at Charlottenburg
The Berliner Residenz Orchester chamber orchestra performs a series of concerts exclusively for the Charlottenburg Palace at its Great Orangerie. Berliners and visitors alike can enjoy music in an atmosphere like that of bygone era. The members of the orchestra and the staff will be dressed in Baroque costumes and the program will be performed by candlelight.
The Berliner Residenz Orchester members are professional and renowned musicians from Berlin who have a particular understanding of and love for the music of the late Baroque and Classical eras. They are committed to broadening modern audiences appreciation of the music of this historical time.
Berlin’s Largest Royal Palace
Berlin’s magnificent Schloss Charlottenburg is the city’s largest royal palace and the only surviving building in Berlin which dates back to the time of the House of Hohenzollern, the last of the Prussian dynasty. It is located in the Charlottenburg district in Berlin’s inner city, west of the Tiergarten park.
Schloss Charlottenburg was intended as a summer home for Queen Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Elector Friedrich III. Charlottenburg Palace was originally named Lützenburg Palace which she later renamed after herself. Construction began in 1695, but the building underwent several extensions from 1701 – 1746. After World War II, the palace was restored to its original elegance.
According to a biography of Queen Sophie Charlotte, she lived independently from her spouse and hosted her own court. From 1700, she regularly lived at Charlottenburg in summers and surrounded herself with philosophers and scientists and inspired the foundation of the Prussian Science academy. She was interested in music, sang and played the cembalo. She also had an Italian Opera built and employed the musicians Attilio Ariosti and Giovanni Battista Bononcini. So it would seem that Schloss Charlottenburg has been a centre for artistic activities since its history began.
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