In 2023 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 died 195 years ago on November 19th. 1828 at the young age of 31 in Vienna. His most famous works include the “Unfinished Symphony” and his more than 600 “Lieder” (art songs).
Although Schubert worked in the tradition of Viennese Classicism, he is also considered, alongside Beethoven, to be the founder of romantic music in the German-speaking world.
Antonio Vivaldi was born 345 years ago on March 4th, 1678 in Venice. After his death in Vienna in 1741, Vivaldi’s music was largely forgotten before being rediscovered in the mid-20th century.
Today, Vivaldi is considered one of the greatest baroque composers, and his best-known work, The Four Seasons, is one of the masterpieces of classical music.
Depending on the time of year, you will hear a sentence from the appropriate “season” in the Vienna Classic Concerts.
On May 7, 1833, 190 years ago, Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg. He is still considered one of the most important composers in music history. His music is characterized by its complexity and emotional depth. Johannes Brahms lived in Vienna from 1872, where he also died in 1897. The Vienna Classic Concerts regularly play his “Hungarian Dances”.