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Vienna Konzerthaus: A Musical Delight with Mozart

We strongly recommend that aficionados of Mozart symphonies mark the 16th and 17th of October in their calendars as quickly as possible. Three Mozart symphonies – the famous Jupiter Symphony and the symphonies in E-flat major and G major – are on the schedule of the Vienna Konzerthaus on these evenings.

10 October 2013 Events

We strongly recommend that aficionados of Mozart symphonies mark the 16th and 17th of October in their calendars as quickly as possible. Three Mozart symphonies – the famous Jupiter Symphony and the symphonies in E-flat major and G major are on the schedule of the Vienna Konzerthaus on these evenings. The Konzerthaus is a unique venue in the Austrian capital celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The symphonies are performed by the renowned Danish National Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Adam Fischer and featuring the outstanding cellist Andreas Brantelid.


The three symphonies were composed in three very different stages in Mozart’s life. He composed the symphony in E-flat major as an eight year old. It may not be his first but it is certainly the oldest surviving symphony, lasting approximately ten minutes. It was created during a stay in London and Mozart’s sister Nannerl assisted her brother with the composition.


Mozart was already a young man when he composed the Symphony in G major in Salzburg in 1779. He had just returned from Paris, where he had endured living in abject poverty with his mother. His mother had died in Paris, forcing her son to return to his father in Salzburg.


The highlight of these evenings will almost certainly be the Jupiter Symphony in C major, Mozart’s 41st and last symphony. It is considered one of the masterpieces in the world of music, especially due to its superb finale. It was composed in 1788 in Vienna but unfortunately Mozart was not to see its tremendous success.


Musical Treasures in Capable Hands

There may be may be more famous orchestras than the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, but when it comes to interpretations of works of Viennese Classicism, it is one of the orchestras to look out for. With its technically perfect interpretation under the tutelage of the Hungarian Adam Fischer, it has celebrated triumphs all over the world. It is the only professional chamber orchestra of Denmark. With Andreas Brantelid, born in 1987, it boasts one of the leading cellists in Scandinavia, who ensures a unique musical delight – in the tradition of the city of classical music, Vienna.


As a side-note: Adam Fischer is one of the initiators of the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt and founder of the Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra. It is probably due to this affinity for Joseph Haydn’s music that the audience will be treated to the Concerto for Violincello and Orchestra in C major by Joseph Haydn on both nights.

More information can be found on the website of the Vienna Konzerthaus.

100th anniversary stamp Vienna Konzerthaus

100th anniversary stamp Vienna Konzerthaus

Front of the Vienna Konzerthaus - Jubilee stamp for the 100th anniversary Photo: Austrian Post