Vienna
2,000 years
of European history,
in one city
           
 
The
music

In Vienna


Did Mozart meet Beethoven, in the city
?
(Very) possibly. (Almost) certainly. Yes.


Did Haydn know Mozart
?
Yes, he was a friend and a father figure.

Did Mozart teach Beethoven
?
Almost.


Did Haydn teach Beethoven
?
Yes, he did. Did they get on? No, they didn't.


Did Schubert admire Beethoven
?
Yes, Schubert was so much in awe of Beethoven, that when he once saw him sitting alone in a Viennese coffeehouse he was unable to approach him to introduce himself.


Did Schubert meet Beethoven
?
Eventually yes and it was Schubert who would later carry the great composer on his shoulder (he was one of the four pallbearers at Beethoven's funeral).


What happened next
?
After Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert were gone the Habsburg dynasty was finally challenged by a second dynasty which would surpass it in popularity and eventually outlast it.

Cue Strauss dynasty.





Joseph
Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, the Strauss dynasty including Johann Strauss, the son, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schönberg and many others all lived and worked in Vienna making the city from the 18th century into a cultural centre of Europe rivalling Paris and London.

Where
Haydn
lived
(and died
)
       
  Where
Mozart
wrote
The Marriage
of Figaro
     
    Where
Beethoven
wrote his
Heiligenstädter
Testament
   
    Where
Beethoven
wrote
Fidelio
   
      Where Schubert
was born
 
      Where
Schubert
lived
(and died
)
 
        Where
Strauss
wrote
The Blue
Danube Waltz
 

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"There is music in the air."

Edward Elgar
(1857-1934)
In R. J. Buckley's
Sir Edward Elgar (1905)