Adored by music lovers from around the globe, the Musikverein is a fabulous concert hall in the Innere Stadt district of Vienna and is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Inside the magnificent building is the Great Hall (or Großer Saal), widely considered to be one of the finest concert halls in the world, thanks to its superb acoustics. The spectacular hall hasn’t been changed since it was originally constructed centuries ago, and shares the long, tall and narrow shoebox shape of other highly acclaimed music halls, such as Berlin's Konzerthaus.
The History of Kursalon Vienna and its Magnificent Concerts 0
Kursalon Vienna is an outstanding music hall in Austria’s capital. When it was designed and constructed, it was never intended to be such a grand place where visitors would flock to listen to excellent orchestras. It was originally intended to be a spot, where visitors were served healing mineral water. But after Johann Strauss performed shortly after its completion, Kursalon Vienna became the incredible music venue we know it as today.
Centuries after master composers such as Mozart and Strauss played in the city, Vienna still lives up to its reputation as the capital of classical music, with opera houses and concert halls inspiring aficionados with glorious performances all-year-round. But where did Vienna’s music-soaked culture that’s so ubiquitous today originate from?
With boundless museums, galleries and concert venues, Vienna is a thriving hub for anyone who wants a little culture in their lives. From temporary exhibits inspired by modern life from up-and-coming artists to displays of famous artwork that date back centuries, here are all the best cultural and art events happening in Vienna, Austria in 2019.
Mozart’s infamous Requiem in D minor is a masterpiece shrouded in mystery, making it all the more fascinating, compelling and emotionally stirring. The story of the creation of the work involves a shady commission, numerous composers and a blanket of deceit, purely in the interest of financial gain. It all began in July 1791, when a stranger turned up at Mozart’s door with a slightly odd request.
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Vienna Coffee Houses 0
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Vienna coffee houses spread throughout the city. So when you feel the need to take a break from sightseeing and relax with your favourite caffeine fix and a delightful slice of cake, it can be tough to choose where to go. So you don’t waste your time on an average Viennese coffee or acceptable slice of sachertorte, here’s the ultimate guide to the very best Vienna coffee houses.