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Castle tour and chamber music concert with works by and about Anna Amalie of Prussia

Princess Anna Amalie of Prussia (1723-1787) was a passionate musician and music collector. The youngest daughter of Frederick William I received music lessons together with her sister Luise Ulrike from the court organist Gottlieb Hayne. She was later encouraged above all by her brother Frederick II.

Gemälde von Antoine Pesne: Prinzessin Amalie von Preußen als Amazone
Gemälde von Antoine Pesne: Prinzessin Amalie von Preußen als Amazone © SPSG / Jörg P. Anders

Amalie played the flute, harpsichord, piano and organ. As the only daughter of the king, she remained unmarried. In order to provide for her, she became abbess of the secular monastery of Quedlinburg. Amalie appreciated the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, which was already considered obsolete by the middle of the 18th century.

Devoted to music throughout her life, Amalie elaborated compositional theories, wrote cantatas, chorales and marches. She left behind a collection of music that is still preserved in large parts.

After a guided tour with castle employee Kati Kausmann, coffee and cake will be offered in the parsonage. The concert will then take place in the Evangelical Church of the Holy Cross in Königs Wusterhausen.
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Price: €10.00

Reduced price: €8.00
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Schloss Königs Wusterhausen