Beethoven and Vienna - a symbiosis

That city that is “Drunk with the music”

The symbiosis Beethoven and Vienna is probably one of the most inspiring connections ever developed between an artist and his/her adopted home. The city and everything around it “do” something to a person. A lot has changed in 200 years. But a certain attitude to life, mentality of the people and the charisma of a city remained the same - with its very special way of following tradition.

The keen interest and support that Beethoven received in Vienna, as well as the famous “drunk with the music” attitude of the Viennese – became the source of inspiration for the great composer. BeethovenAnd it still is the main attraction for musicians of different countries, cultures and musical directions.

BEETHOVEN. The symbol of strength, concentration, will, talent, passion to work, self-reflection and the constant urge for development.

BEETHOVEN. One of the most famous composers, among the numerous musicians who found his/her musical home and inspiration in Vienna. Music City Vienna and who have found their artistic and personal home here.

BEETHOVEN. Visionary, humanist and the first great independent composer. A role-model for all those who want to dedicate themselves to the fascinating world of creating and performing music.
A model for all people who seriously want to dedicate themselves to the practice or creation of music.

The nature surrounding Vienna – as a source of inspiration

Last but not least… the magic of the nature around the city, its landscape had an extremely stimulating effect on the composer. It contributed to the creation of some of his most famous masterpieces. Beethoven used every opportunity to take long walks in the vicinity of Vienna. There are still a few old trees that Beethoven may have walked past, leaning against one or the other when he wrote down new ideas in his notebook. One Viennese professor once told a student from abroad, who played Beethoven's music technically superb, but did not hit "the right note" in the interpretation: "Go to the Vienna Woods and then play the piece for me again.”

Rich and versatile musical heritage

They say: Art can only be felt! Although is includes a lot that can be learned and intellectually grasped in music. But the music reveals itself fully in the personal perception of the atmosphere at the place where artists work. We are convinced: Beethoven would have written different music if he lived in another city.

In Vienna we can study and research the musical legacy that the young Beethoven inherited from his role model, W. A. ​​Mozart, and from his teacher, Joseph Haydn. Here you can get an idea of ​​the society in which Beethoven and his younger colleague Franz Schubert lived and followed their musical path.

…And the tradition continues

Beethoven's tradition continued directly in Vienna and was passed on to other composers. Among those Beethoven's “grand-pupil” Franz Liszthis spiritual Johannes Brahms, successor Gustav Mahler and many other masters. They played a very important role in understanding the genius of Beethoven and the depth of his music. The evidence can be found in countless musical institutions, composer memorials, archives, libraries, concert halls and churches - not to mention the cemeteries where many other great composers found their peace alongside Beethoven.

The Viennese tradition continued. It led to the "Second Viennese School" by Arnold Schönberg, , Alban Berg and Anton Webern - the so-called "cradle of twelve-tone music" - to the present day with its diverse compositional traditions and styles.

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