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Experience an exciting musical journey through the “Wiener Klassik” and other famous composers throughout the centuries. The Vienna Residence Orchestra presents the most beautiful works of classical music in Vienna from Vivaldi's Four Seasons to Mozart's Little Night Music and Strauss’ Radetzky March.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Strauss, Antonio Vivaldi and Ludwig van Beethoven have one thing in common: They lived, played and composed in Vienna.

The Vienna Residence Orchestra is known for its authentic interpretation of Viennese classical music and honors the most beautiful works by these unique composers with the limited concert series “Vienna Classic Concerts” in the historic Palais Auersperg in the heart of Vienna.

Enjoy an authentic interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical genius, the lively dances of Johann Strauss, the playfulness of the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and the majestic sound of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Vienna Classic Concerts - what to expect:

The concert:
The Vienna Classic Concerts last 60 minutes without a break. The program is mainly devoted to the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Strauß, Antonio Vivaldi and Ludwig van Beethoven. You will also discover other gems of classical music in Vienna, such as music by Franz Lehár, Johannes Brahms and Robert Stolz.
The program includes well-known melodies su...ch as Mozart's “Little Night Music”, Vivaldi's “Four Seasons”, “Viennese Blood waltz” or the “Radetzky March”.

The venue:
The concert takes place in the Rosenkavalier Hall in the Palais Auersperg, a historic palace in the city center from 1706, which is right next to the "Volkstheater" underground station. The Palais Auersperg played a key role in Austrian and Viennese history and with its beautiful private park and baroque halls is a testimony to the old "imperial Vienna".

The Rosenkavalier Hall in the Palais Auersperg is a unique historical concert hall. Its oval shape gives it particularly good acoustics and you have a good view of the musicians in every seat. In ancient times, classical music was only performed for the Prince's invited guests. It was therefore important that every guest had a good view and that the music could be heard well even without amplification.

Seats:
Like most historical concert venues in Vienna, the Rosenkavalier Saal has no numbered seats. You will be led to the seat by the evening staff. If you have booked your tickets together, you will also sit together. The box office opens 30 minutes before the concert begins. We recommend to be on time.

Dress code:
There are no strict dress codes for the Wiener Klassik concerts of the Vienna Residence Orchestra.

Orchestra size and line-up of the Vienna Residence Orchestra:
The Vienna Residence Orchestra is a chamber orchestra and the ensemble will perform with 7 musicians accompanied by an opera singer. This setup works very well with the perfect acoustics of the Rosenkavalier Hall.

Cancellation policy:
Full refunds are possible up to a week before the day of the concert. After that, a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged. All cancellations must be made in writing.

Information for people with disabilities:
Elevator available - registration recommended.

Covid 19 Safety Measures:
To ensure your safety and the safety of the employees please take note of the following safety measures:
Every guest will have to bring a Mouth-nose Mask that must be worn to the seat when entering the premises. The mask can be removed when seated. When leaving the seat, however, it must be carried again.
The instructions of the staff must be followed.
Please note the given control systems.
The number of guests is limited in accordance with the applicable safety regulations.

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Wiener Klassik and classical music in Vienna

Wiener Klassik:

“Wiener Klassik” (literally Vienna Classic, or Vienna Classicism, or Viennese First School) is a special expression of the musical epoch of the classical period, the main representative of which are the u. a. Vienna-based composers Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

Artistically typical of the style of that t...ime was a preference for light major keys and a tendency towards cheerful, lively music. This is sometimes interrupted by dramatic, monumental outbursts and thrives on strong contrasts.
In comparison to the Baroque or Romantic period, the rational basic tone corresponded more to the ideals of the Enlightenment.

The three great masters of Viennese classical music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven, were considered the leading composers of their time. While Mozart was very influential with his operas, the other two concentrated more on instrumental and church music.
Instrumental music in particular was upgraded to an autonomous art through Viennese Classicism and also saw the birth of a new genre in classical music, the string quartet.

Classical Music in Vienna:

Vienna had a reputation as a city of music even before Viennese Classicism. Vienna was the imperial residence of the Habsburgs, who were widely known as music lovers. They even played instruments themselves. Emperor Joseph played the cello and Archduke Rudolf was not only one of Ludwig van Beethoven's greatest patrons but also one of his students.

Most famous composers and musicians spent some time in Vienna from the 17th century to the present day.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his greatest works in Vienna, such as the operas Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro's Marriage), Don Giovanni (Don Juan),die Zauberflöte (the Magic Flute) and Cosi fan Tutte. He spent his most productive years in Vienna.

Ludwig van Beethoven lived in Vienna most of his life and composed e.g. his opera Fidelio during his so-called “middle Viennese years”. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he is also considered the founder of the Viennese Classicism.

Antonio Vivaldi also spent time in Vienna, even though it was unfortunately not blessed with luck. Known for his masterpiece "The Four Seasons", he came to Vienna to take a position as a composer at the imperial court. But after his arrival in Vienna, Charles VI died. Without royal protection or a steady source of income, Vivaldi became impoverished and died in Vienna in 1741 at the age of 63.

The so-called “King of Waltz” Johann Strauss, born in Vienna, had an incomparable influence on the classical music of his time. His work “Die Fledermaus” (the Bat) is the only operetta that is still performed in the Vienna State Opera today. "On the beautiful blue Danube", better known as "the Danube Waltz" is famous all around the world and the unofficial anthem of Austria.

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