Concert hall

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The Wiener Musikverein - traditionally praised for its good acoustics.
The Auditorio de Tenerife in Tenerife's capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The concert hall of the Szczecin Philharmonic .

A concert hall is a building that serves as a performance venue for choral and instrumental music as part of concerts . Many larger cities have such a named facility. The actual room in which the performances take place is called the “concert hall”.

Two classic shapes can be distinguished in concert halls: the rectangular "shoebox" as in the Wiener Musikverein and the oval, terraced "vineyard" as in the Berlin Philharmonic .

The room acoustics in numerous halls must or had to be optimized later. Heinrich Keilholz was a recognized expert in this area.

In German, concert halls often also have the names Philharmonie or Tonhalle .

Well-known concert halls


  • Michael Astroh, Manfred Hamm: Concert halls . m: con Edition, Mannheim 2012, ISBN 978-3-9814220-0-9
  • Leo Leroy Beranek: Concert halls and opera houses. Music, acoustics, and architecture . Springer, New York 2004, ISBN 0-387-95524-0
  • Hans-Ulrich Glogau: The concert hall. On the structure of old and new concert halls . Olms, Hildesheim 1989, ISBN 3-487-09241-7
  • Andrea Harrandt: Concert halls. In: Oesterreichisches Musiklexikon . Online edition, Vienna 2002 ff., ISBN 3-7001-3077-5 ; Print edition: Volume 3, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 2004, ISBN 3-7001-3045-7 . (to concert halls in Austria)
  • Rudolf Skoda: The Leipzig Gewandhaus buildings. International comparison of concert buildings . Verl. Bauwesen, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-345-00781-9
  • Benedikt Stampa: Concert halls in Germany , German Music Information Center (MIZ), 2017 ( full text ; PDF; 102 kB)

Web links

Wiktionary: Konzerthaus  - explanations of meanings, origins of words, synonyms, translations