The new Carl-Loewe-Museum has been opend in April 2014 after reconstruction with extensive support by the country and the East German savings bank together withe the Saalekreis saving bank as an interesting new offer in the cultural and history of music of Sachsen-Anhalt.
The Carl-Loewe-Museum – in the middle of the historic city center of Loebejuen next ti the City Church of St. Peter – is located in the Carl-Loewe-House which has been reconstructed 1886/87 on the basic walls of Loewes birthplace house once more as a schoolhouse again. Carl Loewe – the most famous German ballad composer – was born here in November 1796. He died in April 1869 in Kiel.
A permanent exhibition on the life and work of Carl Loewe, a chamber musc hall and the worldwide biggest collection of records with Loewe music provide the confrontation with Loewe's music in a new manner.
Handwritten Note autographs, letters, original sheets of music, books and writings by and about Loewe as well as sound recordings are the basis for the development of a central, national place of documentation on the life and work of the composer. Scientific publications, biographical research are supported, inquiries from all over the world are answered to Carl Loewe and his works.
Germany possesses musical traditions and legacies of extraordinary value: Handel, Schuetz and Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Wagner - to mention only a few names - are composers who are known and treasured throughout the world. Their work has played a significant role in shaping a unique musical landscape.
Numerous orchestras, choruses, ensembles, renowned music festivals and series, music houses with museums, public archives and libraries, but also private collections preserve their musical heritage.
It is necessary to revitalize this inestimable fund again and again and to develop it for the present. At the same time, an important role befits the houses combined in the consortium of music museums of Germany. In them we encounter the work of the musicians and composers who have extraordinarily enriched the cultural nation of Germany. However, beyond the individual portrait, beyond the procurement of individual oeuvres, the music museums also contribute overall to the maintenance of musical tradition. The present brochure underscores this aspect of the synoptic presentation and invites the reader on a journey into the musical history of Germany. I hope this tour guide will be actively used and receive a large response.Bernd Neumann, Member of the Lower House of the German Parliament
Minister of State with the Federal Chancellor
Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and Media
Quoted from: Foreword to the brochure "Music Museums in Germany", 2007.