Boston Symphony Hall is very popular among concertgoers, orchestra musicians and conductors because of its excellent acoustics. When Boston Symphony Hall was built in 1900, a very young physicist was responsible for this: Wallace Clement Sabine.
Dallas, 1980: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra plays day after day and week after week in the Music Hall at Fair Park. The problem: you can't hear a thing.
In today's blog post I present three cultural construction sites in Germany. These are "construction sites" in the truest sense of the word - the opera houses in Bayreuth and Stuttgart are being renovated, and a new concert hall is being built in Munich.
Bucharest, 1865: A building for the benefit of society is to be constructed. What should it be? A circus, a parliament building or a concert hall? The Bucharest Athenaeum was all of that.