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SPECIAL EXHIBITION: until January 30, 2022

THE TRIAD OF THE FIRST VIENNESE SCHOOL:
HAYDN - MOZART - BEETHOVEN

Similarities - parallels - opposites

The common life dates of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven spanned almost a century (1732–1827). They range from baroque to romantic. In between is the epoch that went down in the history of music as the "First Viennese School", and in which it was above all the triad that shaped and revolutionized the classical music.

In the of Walter Reicher's curated special exhibition 2020/2022 at the Mozarthaus Vienna is used to explore these three giants of the music world based on selected subject areas. Mozart and Haydn were close friends and played together in Mozart's apartment on Domgasse. Beethoven - whose 250th birthday will be celebrated in 2020 - would have liked to be a student of Mozart, later Haydn became his teacher. These relationships are explored in the exhibition as well as other aspects of these outstanding artists. What are their respective contributions to the development of the "First Viennese School"? What connected them personally? What did they think of each other? Are there parallels in their CVs and worldviews? What childhood experiences and teachers shaped you? All of these questions - right down to their respective lives and afterlife and their different approaches to popular culture - are clearly illustrated in the exhibition with selected objects and texts.

An exhibition in cooperation with the International Joseph Haydn Private Foundation Eisenstadt

Curator: Dr. Walter Reicher, Chairman of the International Joseph Haydn Private Foundation Eisenstadt


Opening of the special exhibition
THE TRIAD OF THE FIRST VIENNESE SCHOOL: HAYDN - MOZART - BEETHOVEN

The Mozarthaus Vienna, a museum of the Wien Holding, opened the new special exhibition "The Triad of the First Viennese School: Haydn - Mozart - Beethoven", in cooperation with the International Joseph Haydn Private Foundation Eisenstadt, on 18 February 2020 in the presence of numerous invited guests.

Following the greeting by Gerhard Vitek, Director of the Mozarthaus Vienna, and Kurt Gollowitzer, Managing Director of Wien Holding, the curator and chairman of the International Joseph Haydn Private Foundation Eisenstadt Walter Reicher gave an introduction to the exhibition.

The relationships between these three giants of the music world are explored as well as other aspects of these outstanding artistic personalities: What are their respective contributions to the development of the "First Viennese School"? What connected them personally? What did they think of each other? Are there parallels in their CVs and worldviews? What childhood experiences and teachers shaped them? The new exhibition is brought to visitors with large portraits, color codes and a stylish timeline.

The opening ceremony by Clemens Hellsberg and a musical program with the Haydn Quartet rounded off the evening.

The new special exhibition can be seen in the Mozarthaus Vienna until January 31, 2021.


Record number of visitors to the Mozarthaus Vienna:
Museum registers an increase of around 13,000 guests

Around 215,000 guests in 2019

The Mozarthaus Vienna, a museum of Wien Holding, set a new record in 2019: With around 215,000 visitors, the result of the previous year was again exceeded. This means an increase of around 13,000 visitors compared to 2018.

July, August and December were the most visited months

“Compared to 2018, the Mozarthaus Vienna 2019 inspired more than six percent more Mozart fans to follow in the footsteps of the musical genius in Domgasse 5. This shows that Mozart's spell has remained unbroken to this day”, says Wien Holding Managing Director Kurt Gollowitzer.

The museum welcomed a particularly large number of guests in July (around 23,100 visitors), August (around 26,500 visitors) and December (around 20,800 visitors).

"In addition to the permanent presentation, the temporary special exhibition of the Archive of the Society of Music Friends in Vienna at the Mozarthaus Vienna entitled 'Mozart: Traveler in Europe' as well as a diverse program of events and numerous cultural education offers contributed to the success," said Gerhard Vitek, Director of the Mozarthaus Vienna.

Special exhibition to be seen until January 26th 2020

No other composer of his time has travelled as much as Mozart. He knew essential parts of Europe and the European music scene. For the first time, an exhibition focuses on Mozart's artistic experiences in Europe: it is not just about travel routes, but also about what he got to know on these trips, taken with him and processed for himself and his music.

 

The successful special exhibition can be seen in the Mozarthaus Vienna until January 26, 2020. On February 19 2020, the new special exhibition in cooperation with the International Joseph Haydn Private Foundation Eisenstadt “The triad of the First Viennese School: Haydn - Mozart - Beethoven. Similarities - Parallels - Opposites” opened. The common life dates of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven spanned almost a century (1732-1827). They range from baroque to romantic. In between is the epoch that went down in the history of music as the “First Viennese School”, and in which it was above all these triad that shaped and revolutionized classical music.