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Sibiu (Lat. Cibinium; Ger. Hermannstadt; Hung. Nagyszeben)locked

  • Alice Tacu

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City in Transylvania, central Romania. It was the capital of Transylvania from 1692 to 1791 and again from 1849 to 1865. Its population includes Romanians, Saxons, and Hungarians. It was designated the European Capital of Culture for 2007.

Important musical activity developed in the 16th century around the Evangelical Cathedral (Evangelische Stadtpfarrkirche), when Heronymus Ostermayer opened an organ school. The first mentions of the organ appear in the 14th century. In ...

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