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The Great Musician is a type of GreatPerson6 Great Person in Civilization VI dedicated to the creation of GreatWorkMusic6 Great Works of Music. Each Great Musician may be activated up to two times on a tile containing an empty slot which accepts Great Works of Music (such as a Theater Square district with a Broadcast Center, a Palace, or suitable wonder), creating up to two Great Works of Music.

Earning Great MusiciansEdit

Great Musicians may be claimed by any player who has earned enough Musician6 Great Musician points. Theater Squares generate +1 Musician6 Great Musician point per turn, and Broadcast Centers generate an additional +2 Musician6 Great Musician points per turn. Further points may also be earned by completing the Theater Square Performances project in a city with a Theater Square. Players who do not have enough points may patronize a Musician by paying the difference using Civ6Faith Faith or Civ6Gold Gold.

Several wonders also provide Musician6 Great Musician points. The Bolshoi Theatre provides +2 Musician6 Great Musician points, the Broadway wonder provides +3 Musician6 Great Musician points, and the Sydney Opera House provides +5 Musician6 Great Musician points each turn.

Players can also increase their Musician6 Great Musician point yields by using the Symphonies policy card, which generates +4 Musician6 Great Musician points per turn.

Great Musician badge (Civ6)

The Stockholm Suzerain bonus increases the number of Musician6 Great Musician points generated from each Theater Square district by +1. (Note that in Rise and Fall, this bonus is only active if the Theater Square has a completed Amphitheater building.)

Great MusiciansEdit

Name Era Great Works of Music
Ludwig van Beethoven Industrial Ode to Joy (Symphony #9), Symphony #3 (Eroica Symphony) Mvt. 1
Johann Sebastian Bach Industrial "Little" Fugue in G minor, Cello Suite No. 1
Yatsuhashi Kengyo Industrial Rokudan no Shirabe, Hachidan no Shirabe
Antonio Vivaldi Industrial Four Seasons: Winter, La Notte Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Industrial Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Symphony 40 Mvt. 1
Franz Liszt Modern Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1, The Dance in the Village Inn
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Modern "1812 Overture" (Music), "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture" (Music)
Antônio Carlos Gomes Modern Fosca - Mvt. 1 (Abertura), Antônio Carlos Gome
Liu Tianhua Modern Liang Xiao (Chinese Wikipedia), Kong Shan Niao Yu (Chinese Wikipedia)
Frédéric Chopin Modern Nocturne in E Flat Major, Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18
Juventino Rosas Atomic Sobre las Olas, Vals Carmen
Antonín Dvořák Atomic New World Symphony, Serenade No. 22
Lili'uokalani Atomic Lili'uokalani's Prayer, Sanoe
Clara Schumann Atomic Prelude and Fugue Op 16 No. 3, Toccatina in A minor
Mykola Leontovych Information Carol of the Bells, Prelude for Choir
Gauhar Jaan Information Raga Kharnaj Jogiya, Raga Bhairavi


Great Musicians are very valuable to players pursuing a Cultural Victory, though this value becomes apparent later than the other Civ6Culture Culture-oriented Great People. Wonders and buildings with slots for GreatWorkMusic6 Great Works of Music do not become available until the Industrial Era (with the exceptions of the Palace, Apadana, a Bank built by Giovanni de' Medici, and the Queen's Bibliotheque of Kristina, all of which can hold Great Works of any kind), and there are only three of them: the Bolshoi Theatre, Broadway, and the Sydney Opera House. Apart from these, the Broadcast Center is the only regular building that can hold GreatWorkMusic6 Great Works of Music. However, if you can attract enough Great Musicians to fill these wonders and all of your Broadcast Centers with GreatWorkMusic6 Great Works of Music, the Satellite Broadcasts Policy Card will reward you with a huge output of Tourism6 Tourism. Other civilizations will have had plenty of time to build up their Civ6Culture Culture defense by the time Great Musicians and GreatWorkMusic6 Great Works of Music come into play, so this policy card helps tremendously in counteracting the lateness of their effects.

Civilopedia entryEdit

It has been said that “music is the soul of a people.” If that is indeed the case, then “great musicians” are the guardians of that soul. Whatever the form, whatever the beat, whatever the instruments, no other art speaks to our emotions like music. Since it does, it is also the most subjective of the arts; what is heavenly harmony to one is just a cacophony of noise to another. That rather broadens the definition of what is “great” music; perhaps the best way to judge this “greatness” is how long a piece has continued to be played and appreciated by others. But from the time that men first beat out a rhythm on logs to the modern electronic orchestra, great composers and performers have expressed the collective sorrows and joys of each civilization.

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