With the Brahms Hall in the Musikverein, Theophil Hansen succeeded in creating an architectural masterpiece of historicism. The Brahms Hall is one of the strongest attractors for the world’s best chamber music ensembles and ’Lieder’ singers. The “Greek Renaissance”, which Hansen dedicated himself to with allusions to classical Greece, actually made this hall into a temple of chamber music.
With just under six hundred seats, the hall is predestined for the intimate side of classical music. The sound of the room plays out in an ideal way: The Brahms Hall – 32.50 meters long, 10.30 meters wide and 11 meters high – has brilliant acoustics similar to the Musikverein’s Great Hall.