About the Event
Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Strauss at Vienna's remarkable Mozarthaus.
The Vienna Mozarthaus is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is located in the city center of Vienna, Austria, in the building where Mozart lived during the last year of his life. The museum features exhibits on Mozart’s life, including original manuscripts, letters, and personal belongings. It also has a concert hall where visitors can listen to Mozart’s music. The Vienna Mozarthaus is a popular tourist destination for those who are interested in classical music and the life of one of the world’s most famous composers.
Included: With your ticket, you can not only listen to Mozart's best works, but also experience his life in Vienna up close. His apartment at the time, which can now be visited as a museum, is located just a few floors above. With your ticket you will learn what really happened behind Mozart's closed doors.
Different approaches will be used to explain Mozart's life in Vienna, his work and his influence in more detail. The topics range from curiosities about his life, to the history of operas such as 'Le Nozze di Figaro' or 'The Abduction from the Seraglio', to Mozart's pets.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Selected Works
- Joseph Haydn – Selected Works
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Selected Works
- Johann Strauss – Selected Works
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.
Johann Strauss Jr., also known as the king of waltz, is the most famous Austrian composer of dance music and operettas. He was born in 1825 in Vienna’s suburbs. Even though his father, Johann Strauss I, was a respected composer, he was totally opposed to his son' secision to dedicate his life to music and wanted him to become a banker instead. Therefore, the boy had to learn to play the violin literally in secrecy. His tutor, Franz Amon, was actually the first violin player of his father’s orchestra. Meanwhile, the young Strauss went to the polytechnic college at his father’s request. In 1844 Johann Strauss Jr. formed his own small orchestra that performed in different casinos and restaurants. But his father, being very influential on the local musical scene, made a lot of effort to get his son’s orchestra banned from playing at popular locations and events. However, this could hardly stop the young Strauss from becoming a success in Austria. After his father’s death, Strauss merged both their orchestras and started touring Austria and nearby countries. He as well as his younger brothers ,who were also composers, basked in fame due to their dance music that sounded so modern and innovative back then. Johann Strauss also travelled to the United States where he beat the record by conducting an orchestra of 1000 people. Until his death in 1899, Strauss was extremely popular thanks to his light and lively music, full of blissfulness, zest for life and enjoyment. His works celebrate nature’s beauty, purl of water, gush of wind and wisper of tree leaves.