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Gebouw Voor Kunst En Wetenschappen / Arts and Science Building

 
 
Gebouw Voor Kunst En Wetenschappen / Arts and Science Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
1. Gebouw Voor Kunst En Wetenschappen / Arts and Science Building Marker
Inscription. Gebouwd van 1845 tot 1847 naar een ontwerp van stadsarchitect J. van Maurik. Het gebouw staat op de plaats van het koor van de laat 11de- eeuwse Mariakerk, waarvan resten in het gebouw bewaard zijn. Robert Schumann en Johannes Brahms geven hier concerten. In 1988 brandde het gebouw geheel uit. Het is daarna uitwendig in zijn oorspronkelijke staat teruggebracht.

[English translation:]
Built from 1845 to 1847 according to a design by city architect J. van Maurik. The building stands on the site of the choir of the late 11th-Century St. Mary's Church, the remains of which are preserved within the building. Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms gave concerts here. In 1988, the building burned completely. Since then, its exterior has been restored to its original state.
 
Erected by The ANWB.
 
Location. 52° 5.381′ N, 5° 7.054′ E. Marker is in Utrecht, Utrecht. Marker is at the intersection of Springweg and Mariaplaats on Springweg. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utrecht 3511, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mariakerk / St. Mary's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Maartensbrug en Oude Gracht / "St. Martin's Bridge" on the Old Canal
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
2. Gebouw Voor Kunst En Wetenschappen / Arts and Science Building and Marker
(about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Paleis Lofen (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Claustraal Huis van Oudemunster / Canon House of the Former Oudmunster Church (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); St. Jacobsgasthuis / St. James' Guest House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); In Het Voetspuur Van Sint Maarten / In the Footsteps of Saint Martin (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Verzetsmonument Utrecht / Utrecht Resistance Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Utrechtse Sodomieprocessen / Utrecht Sodomy Trials (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utrecht.
 
Also see . . .  Gebouw Voor Kunst En Wetenschappen (Wikipedia.nl). (In translation, follow link for original Dutch version:) Until 1813, St. Mary's Church, one of Utrecht's five collegiate churches, stood on the site of the current building. The church was demolished, but the choir remained until 1844, serving as a concert hall. In 1844, the construction began on the new neoclassical building, according to the design of Johannes van Maurik, and overseen by
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circa 1910
3. Gebouw Kunst En Wetenschappen, Utrecht
J.W. Dekker. On March 20, 1847, the concert hall was inaugurated with a concert. It housed the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra . Well-known 19th-Century composers musicians such as Franz Liszt and Johannes Brahms performed there, with Brahms himself introducing two piano concerts, with himself as soloist... (Submitted on December 9, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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