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Concerts in Mozart's House: A Journey to the Past

Vienna, Sala Terrena: Mozarthaus — Sala Terrena

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About the Event

Enjoy this concert with most beautiful works of the Viennese Classic at the Viennese Mozart House (Mozarthaus Wien), in which the great composer himself lived and worked. The very talented Mozart Ensemble Wien will perform in historical costumes.

The primary focus of the concert series is on chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but compositions by Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert are also on the program.

The concerts at the Mozart House take place at the monastery where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived and worked for Archbishop Colloredo in the year 1781. Mozart actually only officially resided in this house for six weeks in the year 1781 from March 16th until May 2nd. Mozart appreciated the wonderful acoustics and the incomparable atmosphere of the 'Sala Terrena'. The 'Sala Terrena' is the oldest concert hall in Vienna, where Mozart himself performed many concerts.

Mozart Ensemble:
Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
Tue & Thu: Piano Trio (violin, piano, cello)

Practical Information

Duration: approx. 90 minutes

Tickets can be picked up at the box office 15 minutes before the concert starts on the day of the performance.

Tickets are available in category A (rows 1 to 3), category B (rows 4 to 6) and students (all rows).

The venue is not barrier‐free, the concert hall can be reached via three steps.
Please inform us when booking if you need wheelchair‐accessible access.


  • Joseph Haydn – Quartett in d moll op. 76/2
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – A Little Night Music – A Little Night Music, KV 525
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Quartett in C‐Dur KV.157
  • Franz Schubert – Deutsche Tänze
Program is subject to change


Chamber Music: Mozart Ensemble Wien

The 'Mozart Ensemble Wien' consists of four well known musicians of the Vienna Chamber Music scene, who also perform as soloists. Tours and concerts have brought them to all the countries of Europe as well as to Japan and South America, where they have played their quartet repertoire. By performing in Austria and abroad, the 'Mozart Ensemble Wien' has established itself in Viennese concert life and has become an 'insider tip' for visitors from all over the world.


Sala Terrena: Mozarthaus

The Sala Terrena is a concert room located in the Deutschordenshaus in Vienna’s city centre. Decorated in the Venetian Renaissance style in the 18th centur, the oval room is decorated with sensual Baroque scenes, floral and animal motifs. In 1781 Mozart lodged and composed here for a few months, under the patronage of Bishop Colloredo, and played several concerts in the hall. Today, the Mozart Ensemble performs here regularly, playing music from the Viennese Classical period.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.

Franz Schubert

During his rather short life, Franz Schubert, one of the fathers of romanticism in music, had always been an unappreciated genius who had never received public acclaim. Only his family and friends were delighted by his music, and most of his works were discovered and published only many years after his death. Franz Schubert was born on the 31th of March 1797 in the suburbs of Vienna. His father and eldest brother were amateur musicians and they taught him to play piano and violin. At the age of 11 Schubert was a singer in a choir at the Lichtenthal parish and later auditioned for Antonio Salieri and admitted to the emperor’s choir. During that period young Franz started composing his own works. However, after his voice broke he had to leave the choir and in 1814 he started working as a teacher in the same parish school as his father. He never stopped composing and 4 years later he decided to quit teaching and devote his life completely to music. He fell out with his father because of that and struggled to make ends meet. In 1818 Schubert went to Vienna, where he met Vogl. Together they gave private concerts in small aristocratic circles, mainly playing Lieder, which Schubert wrote around 600. Franz Schubert gave only one big public concert in his whole life in March 1828, which was very warmly received by the audience. However, his health was deteriorating and in November the same year he died of thyroid fever at the age of 31.

Customer Reviews

4.4 of 5

  • Françoise G, Suisse

    Dec 2018

    merveilleux quatuor d une fraicheur legere et gracieuse ou le plaisir de jouer semble etre le maítre mot…un pur bonheur pour les yeux grâce aux costumes et enchantement pour le coeur et les oreilles…un pur moment où le temps nous replonge dans un passe…enchanteur….merci à ces 4 virtuoses

  • Nicole P, France

    Dec 2018

    It was a very good performance but the room wasn’t good!!! We were disappointed !

  • Christian M, France

    Feb 2014

    Bon programme et bons musiciens. La salle à elle seule vaut le coup d'oeil même si l'atmosphère est un peu étouffante. La réverbération de la salle est gênante car le manque de volume donne l'impression que les musiciens jouent trop fort. Une très bonne soirée néanmoins.

  • Mario Nicolas P, Argentina

    Feb 2014

    excelentes los interpretes, y los instrumentos de época también

  • alice r., United States

    Jul 2012

    The best 5stars

  • Susan D., United States

    Jun 2012

    We thoroughly enjoyed the music, and the venue‐it made a beautiful evening.

  • Hugh F., United States

    May 2012

    it was a unique location, and the 4 players performed well

  • Danièle V., France

    Jan 2012

    c'était un cadeau pour mes enfants qui ont été très heureux de ce concert

  • Robert G., United States

    Jan 2012

    The musicians were very skilled and obviously enjoyed the music, which was wonderful. The entry hall was cold and the seats were hard.

  • Tatjana B., Germany

    Jan 2012

    es war beindruckend mit wieviel Freude die Musiker gespielt haben.

  • Pauline d., France

    Dec 2011

    Une experience unique Des musiciens de qualite

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