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1912: German Library in Leipzig  
The magnificent building with the staircase leading up to it and its ornate figure decorations looks fairly enigmatic. It was built in the war years 1914 to 1916. With its 120 m-wide, slightly concave façade, which is linked by two towers, it is one of the most beautiful library buildings of the modern age. The design, half early Renaissance, late art nouveau, was by the Dresden architect Oskar Pusch.

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Where did composer Dmitri Schostakowitsch study?
  St. Petersburg