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Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

German orchestra based in Leipzig.

"Founded more than 250 years ago, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra is the oldest civic orchestra in the world and one of the most renowned symphonic ensembles. After a handful of Leipzig merchants began financing sixteen musicians in 1743, the ensemble quickly grew into an orchestra which has made history. Few other ensembles have been as closely involved with the development of the symphonic tradition."

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