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200 Years of Beethoven’s Ninth

200 Years of Beethoven’s Ninth

How the sparks of the gods came into music On 7 May 1824, an epoch-defining event took place in Vienna: the premiere of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde celebrates this great moment in music history in May 2024, with performances of...
Brahms | Levit

Brahms | Levit

Brahms | Levit: Knowing Love Both are at home in the Musikverein: Johannes Brahms, almost a kind of patron saint and constantly present through the priceless Brahms collection that he bequeathed to the Musikverein. And Igor Levit, most recently portrait artist of the...
Musikverein Festival: Courage!

Musikverein Festival: Courage!

Musikverein Festival: Courage! 2023/24 “I believe that art does not come from being able, but from having to”: this is how Arnold Schoenberg said it in 1910. Three years later, on 31 March 1913, this necessity, i.e. the inner necessity of artistic...
Themes and Festivals

Themes and Festivals

Themes and festivals in the season 2023/24 © Wolf-Dieter Grabner Musikverein Festival: Courage! 4 May to 13 June 2024 Once again, an object from the priceless collections of the Musikverein provides impulse and inspiration for the Musikverein Festival: an original...
Rebecca Saunders

Rebecca Saunders

Between silence and sound Silence and sound: Rebecca Saunders’ music creates tension between these two poles. In 2023/24, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna will focus on the oeuvre of the Berlin-based British composer – from small-scale works to a...
Beatrice Rana

Beatrice Rana

Focus on Beatrice Rana: Poetry in every note From her native Puglia, Beatrice Rana set out to conquer the classical music world. In 2023/24, the Musikverein will focus on the thirty-year-old pianist, with three dedicated programmes, in which she can demonstrate her...