Eine kleine Nachtmusik: Piano Concert in the Crypt
About the Event
For an extraordinary evening of piano classics, visit the impressive Krypta Peterskirche in Vienna to hear the masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Schumann and Albéniz.
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.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer of the late 18th century. He is well known as the most influential composers of all time as well as crucial figure to the Classical music scene. In fact, he demonstrated his musical talent at an early age, taking lessons from his father and composer/conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. Later, he moved to Vienna where he gained the reputation of a virtuoso pianist by composing his popular masterpieces. He created his most admired works in his last 15 years of life, all the while being almost completely deaf.
Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and pianist of the Romantic area early 19th century. He wrote primarily piano solos but also piano concerts, chamber pieces and songs set to Polish lyrics. He is well‐known as a poetic genius without competition of his generation. In fact, he created the concept of instrumental ballade and his performances were noted for their sensitivity and fine distinction. He spent most of his life in Paris, where he performed for the intimate atmospheres of salons. For most of his life, he suffered poor health. As a result, he died quite young at the age of 39, probably of tuberculosis.
The hall is pleasantly tempered all year round.
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
- Schumann, Robert – Träumerei
- Chopin, Frederic – Waltz, Mazurka
- Beethoven, Ludwig van – Andante Cantabile
- Albéniz, Isaac – Tango
- Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilievich – Vocalise
- unknown composer – Japanisches Wiegenlied