Classical Events from Fri, Sep 04 2015 - Sun, Oct 04 2015
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 12:30
Erzabtei St. PeterSales end: Sep 04 2015, 09:30
Enjoy a Mozart-Matinee concert during your stay in Salzburg: a light-hearted interlude with the city's famous 18th century celebrity.Mozart Matinee Concert The Abbey of St. Peter in Salzburg is the oldest existing abbey in the German-speaking countries. The founder of the Church of Salzburg, St. Rupert originally founded St. Peter's Abbey in 696 AD. The present building was constructed in the Romanesque period, then completely renovated in the 17th and 18th centuries in the Baroque style. Here Mozart's famed Mass in C Minor premiered in 1783, with his wife, Constanze, singing the lead soprano role. Mozart often directed orchestra and choir here and played its organ.
Erzabtei St. Peter St. Peter Bezirk 1. Salzburg A-5010 Austria
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 15:00
Alte Residenz SalzburgSales end: Sep 04 2015, 12:00
The program spans the centuries, from the Renaissance era through Baroque music to Mozart's compositions.Salzburg Palace: Mozart The Residence, only a short distance from the cathedral, was a seat for bishops as early as the Middle Ages. The early baroque style of its present-day appearance stems from the end of the sixteenth century. It is possible to visit the State Rooms, where the archbishops of Salzburg lived and conducted their social and official functions. The impressive size and lavish décor make the rooms well worth seeing. The Residence Gallery, with a collection of European art from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, is also open to visitors.
The magnificent rooms of the Residence have been a venue for concerts for hundreds of years - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart premiered his Violin Concerto in A Major (K219) for the Archbishop in 1775. Today the Residence continues to offer wonderful concerts throughout the year.
Alte Residenz Salzburg Residenzplatz 1 Salzburg 5020 Austria
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 16:00
MakartstegSales end: Sep 04 2015, 13:00
Enjoy the many treasures that Salzburg has to offer, including a concert of Mozart's music above the city's rooftops.Salzburg Cruise, VIP Dinner, Concert & Funicular Next to the Makartsteg, a bridge across the Salzach River, visitors can board the Salzburg Boat Cruise to enjoy views of the city from the water.Makartsteg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz, 5020 Salzburg Salzburg 5020 Austria
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 17:00
Dresdner ZwingerSales end: Sep 04 2015, 05:00
Famous arias by Verdi and Puccini, including 'La donna è mobile' and 'Nessun dorma'.Classical Concerts in Dresden's Zwinger Palace: Italian Night The Dresdner Zwinger is among the most famous Baroque buildings in Germany. Completed in 1728, the complex was designed by architect Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann. Various museums have there home in the palatial complex, and the festive halls of the interior are used for frequent concert performances.Dresdner Zwinger Theaterplatz Dresden 01067 Germany
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 17:45
Chiesa di S.Maria Immacolata e Museo dei CappucciniSales end: Sep 04 2015, 14:45
Embark on a unique musical and art historical journey in a fascinating location: the Capuchin Crypt in Rome.From Darkness into LightChiesa di S.Maria Immacolata e Museo dei Cappuccini Via Veneto 27 Rome 00187 Italy
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 18:00
Festung HohensalzburgSales end: Sep 04 2015, 15:00
A romantic candlelight dinner, followed by an evening of Mozart's compositions at the Salzburg Fortress.Hohensalzburg Castle Dinner & Best of Mozart Concert Reigning majestically over the rooftops of Salzburg, Hohensalzburg Fortress is the largest fully-preserved fortress in Central Europe. Built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, the fortress was considerably expanded by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach (1495-1519), and its exterior has remained substantially unaltered since then. The fortress' interior was richly decorated: Intricate Gothic wood-carvings and ornamental paintings decorate the Golden Hall and the Golden Chamber. Hohensalzburg Fortress offers visitors a stunning view of the city of Salzburg and its surroundings.Festung Hohensalzburg Mönchsberg 34 Salzburg 5010 Austria
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 18:00
Schloss MirabellSales end: Sep 04 2015, 15:00
A high-caliber concert in the palace where the young Mozart himself was a frequent performer.Salzburg Palace Concerts and Dinner In 1606, Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau had a palace, which he called Altenau, built outside the city walls for Salome Alt. The palace was given its current name by Wolf Dietrich's successor, Markus Sittikus (1612-19). He had Altenau renamed Mirabell after the death of Wolf Dietrich, who was forced to abdicate in 1612 and held prisoner in Hohensalzburg Fortress until his death. The palace and its gardens were drawn into the city by the defences built by Prince Archbishop Paris Graf von Lodron (1619-53) who always enjoyed staying in the palace and died there.
The palace was badly damaged in the great fire that swept through the city on the 30th of April 1818; the frescoes by Johann Michael Rottmayr and Gaetano Fanti were among the treasures lost to the flames. Thankfully, the Marble Hall and the great marble steps that lead into the palace were unscathed.
The Marble Hall (called 'Marmorsaal'), once the ceremonial hall of the prince archbishops, is now one of the most beautiful wedding halls in the world. Leopold Mozart, and his children Wolfgang and Nannerl, performed here, although they would have played to accompany festive dinners rather than weddings. The Marble Hall is also an imposing venue for conferences, ceremonies, and atmospheric concerts such as the Salzburg Palace Concerts.
Throughout its long history, the Mirabell Palace has played host to many important visitors. Prince Otto of Bavaria, future king of Greece, was born here on 1 July 1815 during a short period when Salzburg belonged to Bavaria. The following year, Salzburg returned to Austrian rule, and the Mirabell Palace became a summer residence belonging to the Emperor. For the twelve years between 1851 and 1863, Archbishop Cardinal Maximilian Josef von Tarnóczy resided in the palace. The legendary Capuchin father Joachim Haspinger, loyal companion and comrade-in-arms of the famous Andreas Hofer who fought for Tyrolean freedom, stayed in the palace as a guest of his emperor between 4 September 1854 and 12 January 1858. He also died at Mirabell, and is remembered by a memorial plaque in the palace courtyard. Today, the palace houses the offices of the mayor and town council of Salzburg.Schloss Mirabell Mirabellplatz 4 Salzburg A-5020 Austria
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 18:00
St. Salvator Church (Charles Bridge)Sales end: Sep 04 2015, 15:00
Czech Republic, Prague
Compositions by J.S.Bach, A.Dvořák, F.Schubert, and many others will be performed by great...Organ Concert in Prague St. Salvator is a restored 17th century church located in the heart of Prague near the Charles Bridge.
Classical concerts are presented at this beautiful church throughout the year.St. Salvator Church (Charles Bridge) Křižovnické náměstí Prague 11000 Czech Republic
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 18:00
Wiener MusikvereinSales end: Sep 04 2015, 15:00
Hear the Vienna Mozart Orchestra perform in Vienna's largest and most famous concert halls...Mozart Concert & Dinner: Delightful Vienna
Music lovers throughout the world know the Wiener Musikverein as the center of Viennese musical culture and the focus of the international concert circuit of classical music. The Wiener Musikverein was inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1870 and is still considered one of the finest concert halls in the world.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Eve Concert, broadcasted worldwide every year since 1959, is performed in the famous Golden Hall of the Musikverein, which is also the permanent seat of the orchestra. The enormous and multifaceted Musikverein building also houses the famed Vienna Male Choral Society, the revered music publisher Universal Editions, and the respected Viennese piano manufacturer Bösendorfer. With six additional magnificent halls and a constant sensation of both excitement and deep tradition, this resplendent monument to classical music is a home to great culture and a wonder in itself.Wiener Musikverein Bösendorferstraße 12 Vienna A-1010 Austria
Fri, Sep 04 2015, 18:30
Palais AuerspergSales end: Sep 04 2015, 15:30
Take a journey back in time to the days of Imperial Vienna with Rococo and Biedermeier costumes, the music of W.A. Mozart and Johann Strauss and...Residenzorchester In the house of the Rofranos, money was of no object. Everything was of the highest quality – especially the music. In fact, the palace itself was, to quote one of its most famous visitors, “one of the most beautiful chords in the symphony ‘Vienna’”. Since this visitor was no other than the great Robert Stolz, it must be admitted that this opinion came from a competent judge.
Music was always the invisible hub of the palace, long before Richard Strauss wrote his opera with a Rofrano as the hero. In 1760, for example, the imperial field marshal Prince Joseph Friedrich Wilhelm of Saxony-Hildburghausen moved in as a tenant. He was a knowledgeable music lover of great sensibility and infallible good taste, and engaged no less a personage than Christoph Willibald Gluck as the musical director of his famous house concerts. This was definitely a highlight in the musical history of the palace, but by no means the only one.
In March of 1786, it was the venue of a private performance of Mozart’s opera “Idomeneo”. The ensemble was comprised exclusively of members of Vienna’s high society, and included such famous names as Baron Pilini and Count Hatzfeld. Mozart, who revised the vocal parts to “suit the vocal chords” of his noble performers, composed a special “scena con rondo” with violin solo for this occasion.
Another famous figure of the Austrian nobility also took part in an amateur performance in this building: Crown Prince Rudolf, four years before his tragic end. At that time the palace had long since been purchased by Prince Auersperg, whose name it still bears today. The street on which it is located, too, is called Auerspergstrasse, in honour of Prince Adolf Auersperg, who was Prime Minister of Austria for eight years.
Under the ownership of the Auersperg family, the palace became a centre of high society, the scene of glittering parties and gala evenings. It was here, for example, that a granddaughter of King Gustav Adolf of Sweden was wed to King Albert of Saxony. And three years later, in October 1856, a dance was held which was attended by the 26-year-old Emperor Franz Joseph, his wife Elisabeth and all the members of the imperial family.Palais Auersperg Auerspergstrasse 1 Vienna A-1080 Austria