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in vienna the capital of austria historic old town is a unesco world heritage site. it's highlights include st stephen's cathedral and the imperial palace. i'm in vienna today for a very special reason. and 2020 music lovers around the world are celebrating the 250th anniversary of lucci from beatle vince birth. was born and born but spent most of his life in vienna. he lived here for over 3 decades and wrote his masterpieces today i want to see how visible loopy from beethoven still is in vienna what makes this city so attractive to musicians and why was beethoven so restless i mean during his time here he moved on average once a year as you can see have a lot of questions that need answering one day in vienna following the footsteps of
the great beethoven. off course we will also give you an overview of the sights to see in vienna. and the kill in their respect for which the city is famous. in addition we will show you how big is being honored in his native. one of the top addresses for music lovers in vienna is the sound museum posted was eek it's all about the sounds and noises and the exhibition starts in the stairwell . as they climb to the bar sound staircase which we call stair play can do more than make music. i follow
you. come on you play a song you hear you can play one of the vienna philharmonic museum is also located here the famous august was founded in v's rooms. and here in the instrument area we look at groups of instruments and for areas of course we show people real instruments and want to visitors to learn something about the groups they belong to. that can beat the big drum to. go. on its own so you hear something now and then give it a try with only. you can feel the sound waves which produce warmth to this is the world's largest animal hide drum by the way. here's a really great interactive installations of the walt dice game was also developed here in house. the consumer business and create their own waltz melody by rolling
virtual dice that's something you don't see every day. ya so let's see how well you do play too fast and you grab it like this right and then you roll the die. you'll see or rather hear that the waltz melody is nice. we did that just. an entire floor of the sound museum is dedicated to the famous composers who worked in vienna. and now we're coming to the floor of the grand masters that is the masters of viennese classical music and here we have holograms of the composers yosef haydn full of comedy as mozart beethoven and france to bat. many important
composers came to vienna over the centuries be too often also moved here when he was 22. why was he here in vienna why were so many musicians and composers attracted to vienna. or beethoven composers like haydn and mozart were role models. after realizing just how great they were purposely chose to come to vienna. of course much more than just the metropolis for music so it's time for a brief overview of austria's capital. some $1900000.00 people live in vienna and each year the city welcomes around $7500000.00 visitors that makes the austrian capital one of the most popular
destinations in europe. to experience what vienna has to offer just follow. its famous ring road that's the recommendation from. yes at the hotel imperial he knows what visitors want to see. just over 5 kilometers long and 60 meters wide. is divided into 9 sections each with its own name. the ring road in circles the city is historical center. it also runs past the vienna state opera one of the world's most prestigious opera houses. just because that is probably the most famous building on the. evening you can see the audience coming here not just in cars but also on foot it's nice to watch that even if you're not going to the opera it's
a kind of theater in itself. many buildings here speak of the past the. book palace today it's the official residence of the austrian president. the old history museum is another important monument. built with austria was part of an empire it contains treasures from 7 different millennia. ascending the staircase in the art history museum is a great experience every time the magnificence to the left and right of the stairs over here but the real treasure is up above when you turn around. and taken these wonderful paintings by gustav clement i mean they're unique works of art and think i think in. the original ring road was built with medieval military force you to cation this one stand by us in 857. to be given a complete make over the boulevard became biggest construction project of the early
knowing that the thing has changed a lot over the centuries aristocrats and the middle classes used to stroll about here then it became excess appeal to everyone. now there's lots of traffic but nice bike paths too and it's still a great place to walk so yeah. the vienna city park was the 1st of many public parks to be built along the things more than 150 years ago. but the city park is my favorite part of the thing. if you can observe all kinds of people here. in the theater when you can see everyone from top managers to punks to japanese tourists. everyone comes here. some say the things that has what it is today.
following loopy from beethoven's footsteps in vienna as i've already mentioned the 2 of them was a rather restless guy he often moved in vienna and he even moved in and out of the apartment in the merc of us twice several times the house belonged to one of be talking patrons baron past. his landlord remained loyal to him even when beatle be moved elsewhere the baron that not rent out the apartment but kept it so that the musician could return. since being 2 of them suffered from gastric complaints as well as for. hearing loss he visited the spa town of high league start on the outskirts of vienna in hope of a cure he often went for a walk in this park. the building in the nearby house's vienna speed to have museum.
shows me around the rooms they'd be to have lived in in the summer of 18 or 2. it was quite unsettled he often moved why was that. he wasn't an easy tenant as his deafness progressed he composed louder and louder slamming the piano with his hand but he banged on the walls to beat time and sang loudly. and if he got to composing he had a funny habit of taking a pail of water and dumping it over his head. open even with today's flooring that would be problematic back then the floor had even more cracks for the water to run down so his neighbors got molding long as he. didn't word get around among
landlords here in vienna. absolutely he always had problems finding lodgings. that's how he used to live be too often the compulsive fault or. it's an attempt to show what his apartment could have looked like the harder of hearing he grew the more chaotic his life became. this valuable string instrument from a princely nowitzki is lying around. here or scraps of food and sheet music. for instance while working on the mrs so lemon is he couldn't find the kiddie i believe. 4 days later he discovered that his cook had wrapped the butter with the sheet music for the kids. and of course that was awful for him he needed those sheets by contrast his teacher and role model haydn was very orderly so his music lies neatly on the piano beethoven was slovenly when it came to how he dressed and
how he kept his house all listening to house on the. beatles and testament became famous in it the composer describes his desperate situation his fears about becoming deaf and his isolation. that is the means highly conserved that's a testament as also a justification he writes about the incurable state of his ears made worse by misguided doctors he came here hoping to be healed. he was also suffering from a broken heart. but in 18 no 2 he came to highly can start to be cured. so this letter is a justification of why he's so withdrawn doesn't socialize much anymore and has become such a loner it's because he's uncomfortable saying speak up i can't hear you as a musician he finds this unbearable he must also deal with jealous folks and enemies he's made due to his difficult temperament so this letter attempts to
correct his image a bit. by the way. born here in vienna but in germany that's where he lived 20 years and that's where he took his 1st steps as a musician and composer and of course the people of are also very proud of their big. in december 17th 70 look fixed and beethoven was born into a musical family in bonn his grandfather was the court music director his father was a singer and music teacher. to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth a new permanent exhibition has opened in the house where literate from beethoven was born. just a few years before the french revolution the spirit of change was in the air. his
family supported young beethoven's musical talent he lived various instruments and worked as an organist and piano teacher and he took an interest in the ideas of the ad litum and. there's already apparent are the french revolution men packed on beethoven's life. here we have this view of the french marching in and occupying the rhineland. here a liberty pole is set up at the market square in bonn so beethoven was caught up in these changing times from that site for the last with at the beethoven house and by this it is can see the instruments the composer played. as portraits testified to the fact that beethoven was already an i call in his lifetime yet the differing portrayals underline the composer's multifaceted nature import this is a portrait of a young beethoven circa 1900 he was around 30 years old it's
a completely different image than the one we normally happen we think of beethoven as an old deaf misanthrope who withdrew from society. but here he looks at us quite openly and. composers who came before him he doesn't wear a wink at some of his republican hands down signals a new era in this portrayed by horniman is well suited to helping us find a new understanding a new approach to beethoven. in the bass heavily house is devoted to the composer this everyday life and work. permanent exhibition relies on a few items that speak volumes. as. it was important for us to show off there is historic house which is mainly in its original condition to its best advantage see a small selection of everyday objects though important ones like the desk he worked at. or his walking stick or were these images staged in such
a way that you realise how vital they are to beethoven's life. you can really see that in this vitrine which only contains a goose quill and. it helps us realise that all the music that beethoven wrote went through a goose quill. and is now preserved in one of eternity. you can also follow in days have been the footsteps and by taking a walking tour organized by the citizens for bass heaven's association. as many buildings from beethoven's day no longer exist they've set up in 5 palace. times. this pillar shows where the attack often once stood it was beethoven's favorite and a center for discussion about the enlightenment. this was before the french
revolution and american independence. here there was a circle of musicians who were very involved in these political discussions and that said gotten was their meeting place. at the front there is. it was run by a widow widow called who also had a very attractive daughter called bet that back then all the men in bonn were attracted to her like moths to a flame. dove into. their last 16 stops on the base have into it in and around done for stefan eyes are honoring the composer slavery is a neighbor of. those horrid today there's almost no music that doesn't draw on beethoven that even includes rock music when you listen to someone like the great punk icon patti smith whenever she's and gone she always goes to the beethoven house because she says my music would be inconceivable without beethoven much so
beethoven's really contemporary. back in here braided his 1st great successes as a composer for example in the. 3rd symphony. was heard for the 1st time. the prince of luck of its was an important patron for beatles and for other composers today his palace houses the theatre museum. i think what's so special about this whole. it's simply part of musical history she . took place here so did debuts dress rehearsals in the presence of beethoven
and operas. the prince of look of it's was crazy about music and theater so he knew what kind of people to bring here and just what needed to be done. with us here good luck to sort would become why did be to have been performed here for the 1st time. after 180 for an opera by sally area was performed here and afterwards 2 rehearsals took place. and the triple concerto the bills prove that. they showed that in addition to the musicians for the sound the area opera 3rd french horn player was needed. and only one beethoven symphony features a 3rd french horn so that's the indication from the people who. went you know how the people reacted to the are there any records from the time.
there's evidence that there was considered a revolutionary work. people must have been pretty astonished because in the symphony was something completely new in terms of its instrumentation power and vitality. for music theater art and. travel program about the city without it curtains. daughter. the feeder restaurant is one of the city's best known addresses for. head chef. the secret. lies in the preparation. of the 1st you can't the me to tenderize it carefully. feel is extremely delicate and holds a lot of water because it is a young calf. you have to be extremely careful not to destroy the fibers because
otherwise the water will run out and then the schnitzel can't cook properly from your. farm fresh eggs and finally breadcrumbs are also key ingredients for wienerschnitzel. the view is likely salted coated in flour. next it's dipped in decent egg covered with bread crumbs. to brush the mixture lightly on to the meat not too hard. they fry the feel it clarified butter and keep it moving around the pen so the brown evenly. once the deal is golden brown carefully remove it let the fan trade away and serve promptly. that's how they've been making here for over a century the family run this is now in its 4th generation.
white wine is the perfect a company way to feed a schnitzel. those who still have room for dessert should head to the hotels are. famous. the original zaha taught it was created in 1982 by. the father of hotel found. many because it says try to under lock the cake secrets but the handwritten recipe remains a closely guarded secret. the cakes trademark is the thick layer of dark chocolate icing. the. greedy and sweet use for the softer torture i'm a tour own specifications so you can buy the chocolate or apricots jam we use anywhere they are made just for us that's the big difference between ours and other softer talk about. the originals a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and 2 layers of apricot jam sells like
hotcakes most every tourist who visits vienna tries one or takes one home now hotel sells some $360000.00 cakes each year. check out some of our favorite travel perks on instagram follow us on d.w. travel. my next stop is central symmetry it is one of the largest cemeteries in europe. i have arranged to meet up with. she knows her way around those guided tours even at night. as an egg on their. knees have a really unique relationship to death and to symmetry. if you sing it from the sun that day must be nice. to have had his reasons
a man alert is that the viennese don't just visit the central cemetery during the day but i'd like to. bust a new one is the classic here what do visitors want to see. this is. where. people come from and which v.i.p.'s they know and that's not clearly international guests are all familiar with. if. they get austria and the german speaking world but also internationally. the grave of all this is also popular with german speaking visiting his. of course i want to know where do fish from be to the streets he died at the age of $56.18. becoming what would be to have his funeral have been like that i let you read it to be pompous some $20000.00 people are said to have come to his funeral and he was
much loved at the time so 20000 people accompanied him on his final journey. at the end of my journey and b 2 of his footsteps in vienna i want to combine something that is typical of vienna and that's associated with between here in coffee for only one of us oldest coffee houses both beatles and mozart gave small concerts there's no music today but i have a typical austrian suite ditch the kaiser. be talking certainly left his mark on piano you can follow his footsteps from his numerous apartments to the great concert halls where he was celebrated as a composer if you do so he will get an intimate look at who this man was as an artist but also as a person and of course you get
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