The Love Story of Mozart and Constanze 0There are many blog posts, books and papers on the relationship between Mozart and his wife, Constanze, and they all seem to tell a different story. Some cast Constanze in a glowing light, as a well-educated and talented woman who inspired the genius composer. While others recount tales of the opposite and describe her as a common, disloyal wife unworthy of Mozart. Although only the couple themselves knew the truth, we’ll try and paint an accurate picture of their lives together so you can envisage the pair and their relationship.
Mozart’s Life in Vienna — Where to Follow in the Creative Genius’ Footsteps 0To many people, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the finest musical genius of all time. Between the baroque period and the age of revolution, the remarkable composer spent a lot of his creative years in Vienna, where his music was inspired by the captivating city. Many of the places he frequented during his time in the City of Music are still standing today and continue to pay homage to the musician. If you want to see Vienna through Mozart’s eyes, here’s a little bit about his time spent in Vienna and the best places to go to get a sense of his presence today.
Classical Music for Beginners — How to Listen to Classical Music 0Listening to classical music can be an enlightening, inspiring or relaxing experience, depending on your mood and what you’re listening to. But you can’t just play a song and immediately enjoy and understand it — like you can with pop music. Appreciating and taking pleasure in classical music takes time and effort, but it’s something everyone can do. Whether you’ve dabbled in a little classical music before or you’ve never heard a single note, here’s everything you need to know about how to listen to classical music.
Vienna From Above — Where to Find the Best Bird's Eye View of the City 0Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, brimming with stunning architecture as far as the eye can see. And while the views at street level are certainly something to be admired, the city becomes even more spectacular when you get up high and see it from above. If you want to gaze at the city like the birds that freely soar above it, take a look at these top Vienna sightseeing spots.
10 Free Things To Do in Vienna You Can’t Miss 0Vienna is known for many different things that make it such an incredible place to visit, including being one of the most photogenic cities in Europe and being home to a remarkable music scene that dates back centuries. But one thing the City of Music isn’t known for is for being cheap — but don’t let that put you off! If you want to visit Austria’s magical capital but you’ve only got a shoestring budget to work with, here are 10 free things to do in Vienna to help you have an amazing time without being left out of pocket.
- Nina Maglic
Vienna Ball Season: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know 1Grandiose imposing surroundings, elegant formal attire and beautiful classical music — a traditional Viennese ball is a magical event everyone should experience at least once in their lives. To seamlessly fit in and really look the part, there are a few guidelines you should follow, especially when it comes to dress code and the types of dancing you’ll be expected to know. To help you have a truly enchanting evening and look as magnificent as the Viennese royalty who began the trend, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about Vienna ball season.
- Nina Maglic