Music and Musical Institutions in Late Habsburg Vienna, 1848 – c. 1920

30 September 2019

Dr Guido Heldt
Senior Lecturer, Department of Music, University of Bristol
The reign of the last Habsburg Emperor, Franz Josef I, saw Vienna continue its domination of European classical music. Many leading composers either settled in Vienna, or were closely associated with the Austrian capital. Among them were Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Johann Strauss the Younger, Richard Strauss, Franz Lehar, and Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils. Dr Heldt will discuss their music, and refer to great institutions such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera, the Volksoper and the Society of the Friends of Music.

19:30

Visitors £5; Members/Students £2

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Vienna State Opera Auditorium, 2013
Photographed by Robert Blackburn

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Dr Guido Heldt, University of Bristol