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Imperial family and academic honors

In the house of the Bishop of the Evangelical Church of Pomerania, Dr. Georg Ritschl, Loewe made the personal acquaintance of the then Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, who was considered a highly talented and artistically ambitious person even before he became king. He enjoyed Carl Loewe's ballad recitals as varied, pleasant entertainment.

“He soon became so fond of them that he often summoned me to his court. Once I had to stay in Potsdam for eight days and sing to him in the evening.
He preserved his favor and grace for me even as king, and for many years he had my compositions recited to him.” (Loewe in his autobiography)

Loewe dedicated a whole series of his works to representatives of the Hohenzollern House, so that he remained in the collective memory of Germans for a long time as the “Hohenzollern composer”. However, Loewe was never an ideal pioneer or active supporter of the imperial system.

Awarded an honorary doctorate in 1832

In connection with the Berlin performance of the oratorio The Destruction of Jerusalem on the occasion of the Repentance benefit concert conducted by Gasparo Spontini in the Berlin Opera House on May 16, 1832 (one day after the death of Zelter, the director of the highly esteemed Berlin Singing Academy), Loewe received from the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Greifswald in August 1832 received the academic title of “Honorary Doctor of Philosophy” in conjunction with that of “Magister of Fine Arts”.

During the reign of Friedrich Wilhelm III. In 1837, Loewe was accepted as a full member of the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin.

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