Heinrich-Schütz-Allee

A view on to the Heinrich-Schütz-Allee

The former Rasenallee in Kassel where Bärenreiter had been located since 1927, was renamed Heinrich-Schütz-Allee in 1933. The local representatives of the Nazi party wanted to name the street after Horst Wessel, the author of a nationalistic song, but Vötterle argued that such an “important” personality must be honoured with a more major street. The city representatives agreed with this and followed Vötterle’s suggestion that the street should be named after the composer Heinrich Schütz.

Later, the small streets nearby were also named after composers: Claudio Monteverdi, Leonhard Lechner, Michael Praetorius, Johann Hermann Schein and Heinrich Albert.

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