Rehearsals take place in the basement of the Musikverein. This recording features two female artists choosing a grand piano for their concert.
The golden shimmer of the Musikverein.
The Musikverein was founded in 1842 as a venue for concerts and music events and over the years has hosted some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and composers. The hall’s renowned acoustics and design have made it a favorite with performers and audiences alike, and it has become an iconic symbol of Vienna’s rich musical heritage.
The hall has also played an important role in the development of classical music, both in Austria and around the world. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the hall housed the Vienna Philharmonic, which became one of the most famous and respected orchestras in the world, known for its impeccable musicianship and commitment to preserving the traditions of Viennese Classicism.
The Musikverein is also known for its annual New Year’s Concert, which has become a popular tradition around the world. The concert with music by Johann Strauss and other composers of the Viennese waltz will be broadcast live to an audience of millions in over 90 countries.
Today, the Musikverein remains an integral part of Vienna’s cultural heritage, attracting visitors from all over the world who come to experience its beautiful music and stunning architecture. The hall’s elegant design and first-rate acoustics make it a must-see for any classical music lover. It’s rich history and cultural significance make it a true gem of Vienna’s cultural landscape.
A detail about the Musikverein
The Musikverein also has exceptional acoustics due to its unique architecture, which includes a series of golden columns and intricate wood panelling. However, these acoustics are so sensitive that even the faintest sound can be picked up.
what we liked
The excellent lighting during the day when artificial light mixes with daylight.
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