"Now they sound again"

"Now they sound again" - some of the nine hundred historical instruments from the collections of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. In 2017, the focus of the concert series lay on instruments from the time of Maria Theresia, whose 300th birthday was be celebrated in this year, and compositions that are directly related to her: instrumental music at the imperial court, arias and sacred works composed for Maria Theresia and also sung by her, as well as works dedicated to her and her family.

In a relaxed atmosphere, with a podium placed in the center of the hall, acoustic insights became possible in Maria Theresa's musical world. Archive director Otto Biba guided through the program - and offered some exciting information in the "Friends of Music" article "Altes, neu gehört" (German only).