In 2022 the Vienna Classic Concerts will celebrate a number of anniversaries of some composers who played a big part in the history of classical music in Vienna.
Franz Schubert was born 225 years ago, on January 31st, 1797 in today’s Alsergrund district of Vienna. His most famous works include the “Unfinished Symphony”, or
the “German Dances” and its more than 600 “Lieder” (songs).
Joseph Haydn, an important representative of Viennese Classicism, was born 290 years ago, on March 31, 1732. He had a deep friendship with Mozart, who dedicated a number of string quartets to him. The originally Roman-German imperial anthem by Joseph Haydn is now the melody of the German national anthem.
On April 3, 1897, 125 years ago, Johannes Brahms died in Vienna. He is still considered one of the most important composers in music history. The Vienna Classic Concerts regularly play his “Hungarian Dances”.