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Treat your ears to classical sounds in the city’s most beautiful concert halls.
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The program of the Vienna Spring Festival is packed with 57 concerts, is as extensive as it is diverse, and thus has the right thing to offer every taste.
A highlight is the repetition of the so-called "Skandalkonzert" of 31 March 1913: Arnold Schönberg's premiere performance - he himself stood at the conductor's stand - resulted in a scandal with loud swearing. On 5 April 2013, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra performs the same program in the same place, the Golden Hall, under its conductor Cornelius Meister. Hopefully peacefully, this time.
Seemingly familiar works of the classical and romantic periods are reinterpreted in the Musikverein: The Wiener Symphoniker under Andrís Nelsons play Brahms' "First", the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons play Haydn's "Paukenschlag"-symphony and the Munich Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel play Brahms' Second Symphony.
2013 is Wagner Year: he would have celebrated his 200th birthday this year. At the Spring Festival, there is a concert with special reference to Vienna to celebrate this on 12 May: Works by Richard Wagner and Johann Strauss on a single evening. The relationship: on the one hand the Strauss orchestra played Wagner's music in Vienna for the first time, on the other the maestro performed the Strauss waltzes "Wine, women and song".
4 April - 16 May 2013
Guide dogs permitted
Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.