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

20 April 2020



Image: Vienna State Opera Auditorium, 2013. Photographed by Robert Blackburn

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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 Wiffen 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.

Dr Charles Wiffen, Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Bath Spa University