tv Check-in Deutsche Welle December 14, 2019 11:30am-12:01pm CET
music plays a big role in the city music has brought here today. i'm 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 in 2020 music lovers around the world are celebrating the 250th anniversary of loopy 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 aloof from beethoven still is in vienna what makes this. he's so attractive
to musicians and why was the beatles in 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 battle over. off course we will give you an overview of the sights to see in vienna. and the killing there is specialties for which the city is famous. in addition we will show you how big this being on earth in his native. one of the top addresses for music lovers in vienna is the sound museum how still music it's all about the sounds and noises and the exhibition starts in the stairwell. as they clamp the bar sound
staircase which we call stair play can do more than make music. 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 these rooms. here in the instrument we look at groups of instruments and for areas of course we show people real instruments and want visitors to learn something about the groups they belong to. that can beat the big drum to. 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 high drama 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. so let's see how well you do play too fast and you grab it like this right and then you roll the dice. you'll see or rather hear that the waltz melody is nice ready. we did that just. an entire floor of the sound museum is dedicated to the famous composers who work in vienna. 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
of comedy as mozart beethoven and france to bat. many important composers came to vienna over the centuries. and also moved here when he was 22. involved but 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. because after realizing just how great they were purposely chose to come to vienna. of course the 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 that. it's famous ring road that's the recommendation from. as head concierge 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's 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. before the. 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 monuments are. 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 yobbish are over here but the real treasure is up above when you turn around. around and taken these wonderful paintings by. their unique works of art.
the original ring road was built. by us in 57. the. biggest construction project. has changed a lot over the centuries aristocrats and the middle classes used to stroll about here then it became excessive to everyone. now there's lots of traffic but nice bike paths too and it's still a great place to walk. living in a 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. you can observe all kinds of people here the needs of the theater when you can see everyone from top managers to punks to japanese tourists. everyone comes here.
some say the things that has made vienna 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 beatles moved elsewhere the baron that not rent out the apartment but kept it so that the musician could return. since the 2 of them suffered from gastric complaints as well as from hearing loss he visited the spa town of filing 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 houses vienna speed of museum. shows me around the rooms the beatles lived in in the summer of 18 all to. 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. 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 moldy walls 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 from the composer forder. 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 nowicki is lying around. here or scraps of food and sheet music. for instance while working on the misses so that. he couldn't find the kiddie i believe. days later he discovered that his cook had wrapped the butter with the sheet music for the kids. 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 down he dressed and how he kept his house was in a good house on the beatles and hiding stuff testament became famous in it the composer describes his desperate situation his fears about becoming deaf and his isolation. that is the maze highly. instead a testament has 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 80 no 2 he came to highly can start to be cured. when he 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 the sun bearable and 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 too late. by the way beethoven wasn't 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 beethoven. in december 17th 76 and beethoven was born into a musical family and his grandfather was the court music director his father was a singer and music teacher. so most of the 250th anniversary of his birth a new permanent exhibition has opened in the house where little fan base heaven 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 enlightenment. your types of features already apparent how the french revolution impacts on beethoven's life. hey we have this view of the french marching in and occupying the rhineland and here a liberty pole is set up at the market square in bonn so beethoven was caught up in these changing times from the. other fast with the base of in-house this it is can see the instruments the composer played. this portraits testified to the fact that beethoven was already and i call in his lifetime yet the different portrayals underline the composer's multifaceted nature. 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 so our isn't. 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. himself in. one room in the bass heaven house is devoted to the composer this everyday life and work. new permanent exhibition relies on a few items that speak volumes. it was important for us to show off his historic house which is mainly in its original
condition to its best advantage in a small selection of everyday objects though important ones like the desk he worked at. or his walking stick or i would this image there 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 gone by taking a walking tour organized by the citizens association. as many buildings from the heavens day no longer exist they've set up in 5. times.
this pillar shows where the terra cotton once stood it was a 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 those are gotten was their meeting place. at the front there was it was run by a widow widow cossack 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. that. they go into. there are 16 stops on the base have into it in and around the. first step on the uttering the composer's memory is a neighbor of the last. 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 in bonn she always goes to the beethoven house because she says my music would be inconceivable without beethoven not so beethoven's really contemporary. back in vienna hear b. to have been celebrated 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 is the palace houses the theatre museum. that's 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 b 2 of them perform the avoid here for the 1st time. after 1804 an opera by sally area was performed here and afterwards to 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 when pete this one thing
the so-called among the fleas went by do you know how the people reacted to the avoid are there any records from the time. there's evidence that the road 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 that it was complete noise. for music theatre art and cuisine no travel programme about the city would be complete without it so curtains up for wienerschnitzel and i thought it. defeated villa restaurant is one of the city's best known addresses for. head chef marcus barber knows the secret to a good lies in the preparation. of the 1st you cut
the meat and then tenderize it carefully. feel is extremely delicate and holds a lot of water because it is a young calf when you tend to write it you have to be extremely careful not to destroy the find because otherwise the water will run out and then the schnitzel can't cook properly for things when you. farm fresh eggs and finally breadcrumbs are also key ingredients for wienerschnitzel. the veal is likely salted coated in flour. next it's dipped in piece an egg covered with bread crumbs. to rest the mixture likely on to the meat not too hard are. they fry the veal in belted clarified butter and keep it moving around the pearl so the meat will brown evenly. once the deal is golden brown carefully remove it let the facts right away and serve promptly. that's how they've been making here
for over a century the family run business is now in its 4th generation. white wine is the perfect accompany of it to videsh in itself. those who still have room for dessert should head to their hotels are. famous. the originals are taught it was created in 832 by. the father of hotel found. many bakers of says try to other luck the cake secrets but their head written recip . he 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 from the earth so you can buy the chocolate or apricots jam we use anywhere they're made just for us that's the big difference between ours
and other soft talk about. the originals a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and 2 layers of apricot jam sells like hotcakes. every tourist who visits vienna tries one or takes one home the hotel sells some $360000.00 cakes each year. took out some of our favorite travel perks on instagram follow us on d.w. travel. my next stop is central cemetery it is one of the largest cemeteries in europe. i have arranged to meet up with. she knows her way around 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 yellow one sung that death must be nice must have had his reasons my man you'll notice that the v. in these don't just visit the central cemetery during the day but i'd like to. bust in what is the classic here what do visitors want to see. this is. where people come from and which v.i.p.'s they know the nuts and clearly international guests are all familiar with. if. they get all straight and the german speaking world but also internationally. the. grave of. is also popular with german speaking visiting. of course i want to know where do fish from be to the streets he died at the age of 56 in 1827.
becoming what would be to have his funeral have been like and i let you read it to be pompous some 20000 people 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 be told his footsteps in vienna i want to combine something that is typical of vienna and that's associated with beatles here in coffee only one of us oldest coffee houses both beatles and at mozart gave small concerts there's no music today but i have a typical austrian suite ditch the kaiser schmock. been talking certainly left his mark on vienna you can follow his footsteps from his numerous apartments to the great concert halls where he was celebrated as
of. what the baby was able. to deliver. in the us of climate change. the city so. much most of. what he is today had the future of. g.w. dot com the 2nd biggest city the mechanisms clutter. was the speech of his life perhaps his best certainly his most difficult chancellor helmut kohl and addresses the people of east germany shortly after the fall of the wall. the crowd clamors for the german unity journalist peter lim borg was the scene. 30 years later he looks back on the title.
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