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Max von Oppenheim’s parents fostered his love of music early on. Musical soirées and musical evenings in a sociable setting, common among the educated in the 19th century, were frequent in the Oppenheim family home. In Max’s own apartment on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, there was a grand piano which stood in the “music salon” furnished in a baroque ‘Oriental’ style. Some pieces of his impressive collection of Arab and Kurdish musical instruments, acquired on his frequent travels in the Orient, have survived.
Photo left: Group of singing musicians and dancers, Ras el Ain 1913