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Musikverein Vienna

A temple for classical music

The Musikverein concert hall has hosted the stars of classical music for 146 years. Its sound enjoys an excellent reputation with musicians and audiences around the world.
 

Magic moments at the Musikverein

aufführung staatsoper © WienTourismus / Manfred Horvath aufführung staatsoper © WienTourismus / Manfred Horvath

Austria’s famed stages

For the love of music

The Musikverein is home to the "Society of Music Lovers," an association dedicated to the promotion of classical music since 1812. Their passion shows. International stars like Harnoncourt, Barenboim, and Argerich share the stage with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. 2017’s program features conductors Mariss Jansons, Gustavo Dudamel, and Riccardo Muti.
 

Only as good as it sounds

In a city famous for classical music, the Musikverein carries a special responsibility. Viennese audiences demand an inspired program and excellence from musicians and venues. The Golden Hall, which holds about 2,000 people, more than lives up to expectations. Its unconventional rectangular layout ensures two conditions for great sound: quick reverberation and broad sound scattering.
A highlight at the Musikverein is the annual New Year's Concert. 50 million people follow the performance, making it is the world's most popular classical concert. With this many eyes and ears on the Musikverein, there is no room for error.
 

Behind the scenes

  • wiener musikverein © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout wiener musikverein © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout
  • Musikverein Vienna © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout Musikverein Vienna © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout
  • Musikverein Vienna © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout Musikverein Vienna © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout
  • Wiener Musikverein © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout Wiener Musikverein © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout
  • Musikverein Vienna © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout Musikverein Vienna © Österreich Werbung, Sebastian Stiphout
  • Cellist Harriet Krijgh, Wiener Musikverein © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf Lukas Beck Cellist Harriet Krijgh, Wiener Musikverein © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf Lukas Beck
  • Musikverein Vienna © OEW/Sebastian Stiphout Musikverein Vienna © OEW/Sebastian Stiphout

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