Experience Classical Masterpieces at Vienna's Heart: The Capuchin Church
☆ Revel in a mesmerizing evening of classical masterpieces in the heart of Vienna at the Capuchin Church.
☆ Enjoy a captivating musical journey with pieces from legends like Mozart's iconic "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", Schubert's ethereal "Ave Maria", Haydn's "Emperor Quartet", and Bach's soothing "Air".
☆ Be enchanted by the masterful renditions of the Vienna Emperor Quartet, combining seasoned expertise with youthful zeal.
All categories: Ticket to the concert
Combo Ticket: Your concert experience plus a visit to the world-famous Capuchin Crypt (Kaisergruft) - the resting place of approximately 150 members of the Habsburg dynasty since 1618. Dive deep into 400 years of Austrian and European history, and admire the tombs of eminent rulers like Emperor Franz Joseph, the enchanting Empress Elisabeth "Sisi", and the magnificent double tomb of Empress Maria Theresa. Last admission to the crypt is at 5:30 PM, making it a perfect precursor to your concert evening.
About the event:
In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the Capuchin Church and the Capuchin Crypt in 1622, the foundation was laid for these chamber concerts – a truly imperial experience. Enjoy an hour-long concert with no intermission, wherein the Vienna Emperor Quartet passionately embodies the rich musical heritage fostered by the Habsburg dynasty over centuries.
Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Location: The Capuchin Church
- W. A. Mozart: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (KV 525)
- J. Haydn: 2nd Movement: Poco adagio; cantabile from the "Emperor Quartet" (Hob. III: 77)
- F. Schubert: Ave Maria (D 839)
- A. Bruckner: Locus Iste (WAB 23)
- W. A. Mozart: from Requiem KV 626: "Lacrimosa" (Version for String Quartet)
- J. S. Bach: "Air" from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
- P. I. Tchaikovsky: from String Quartet in D Major Op. 11: 2nd Movement: Andante cantabile (based on a Ukrainian folk song)
Vienna Emperor Quartet
The ensemble's artistic director, Hartmut Pascher, states, "It's about doing justice to the history of the Imperial House with our music." The Habsburgs have been champions of music and artistic life for centuries. Although some members weren't fond of music, many were not only patrons but also practitioners, with several excellent musicians and composers among them. To honor and continue this rich tradition, the Vienna Emperor Quartet was formed, merging vast experience with fresh energy. Their heartfelt performances captivate audiences, with meticulously curated programs. The musicians comprise veteran chamber performers, acclaimed soloists, and accomplished graduates, some taught by the ensemble's seasoned members. The quartet also collaborates with wind instrumentalists and vocal soloists, significantly enriching their repertoire.