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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 movie from beatle fans 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 the 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
off the right. 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 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. because of the content but our sound staircase which we call stair play can do more than make music.
for you. come on you play songs you hear you can play one of the vienna philharmonic museum is also located here the famous was founded in these rooms. and 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. they can beat the big drum to. 0. 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 concern is that when 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 die. you'll see or rather hear that the waltz melody is nice ready. we did that. and entire floor of the south 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 full 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 why was he here in vienna why were so many musicians and composers attracted to vienna 50 to one of the 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 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. you get. to experience what vienna has to offer just follow the thing 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 is historical. 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. palace today it's the official residence of the austrian president. the old history museum is another important monument. built in elstree 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 over here but the real treasure is up above when you turn around. and taken these wonderful paintings by gustaf clement i mean they're unique works of art and think back to the original ring road was built with medieval military force if occasion this one student bus in 57. ordered it to be given a complete make of the boulevard became biggest construction project because of the
i mean i think that the thing has changed a lot over the centuries aristocrats and the middle classes used to stroll about here then it became excessive bill to everyone. now there's lots of traffic but nice bike paths too and it's still a great place to walk so yeah. it is city park was the 1st of many public parks to be built along. more than 150 years ago. but the city park is my favorite part of the thing. you can observe all kinds of people here. in the theatre when you can see everyone from top managers to punks to japanese tourists. everyone comes here. some say the things. of 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 murky several times the house belonged to one of patrons baron past. his landlord remained loyal to him even when beatle 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 for. hearing loss he visited the spa town of highly steps 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 to have museum.
shows me around the rooms would 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 be 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 nowitzki is lying around. here or scraps of food and sheet music. for instance while working on the missile. when he couldn't find the kitty a bible. 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 but then to house on the. beatles and testament became famous in it the composer describes his desperate situation he's furious about becoming deaf and his isolation. inhaling it as the means highly constat a testament is 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. 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 you 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. 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 then beethoven was born into a musical family. his grandfather was the court music director his father was a singer and me. teacher. to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth a new permanent exhibition has opened in the house where little beethoven was born . just a few years before the french revolution a spirit of change was in the air. his family supported young beethoven's musical
talent. various instruments and worked as an organist and piano teacher and he took an interest in the ideas of the enlightenment. of the fair it's already apparent how the french revolution impacts 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 the vendor for the last. at the beethoven house visitors can see the instruments the composer played. numerous portraits testified to the fact that beethoven was already an icon in his lifetime yet the differing portrayals underline the composer's multi-faceted nature. this is a portrait of a young beethoven circa 1900 he was around 30 years old and 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. composers who came before him he doesn't wear a wig at some of his republican hairstyle 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. one room in the bass heavily house is devoted to the composer's every day life and work. new permanent exhibition relies on a few items that speak volumes. it was important for us to show off these historic house which is mainly in its original condition to its best advantage and see a small selection of everyday objects though important ones like the desk.
or his walking stick. with these images staged in such a way that you realize 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 realize that all the music that beethoven wrote went through a goose quill and is now preserved all of eternity. you can also follow this footsteps by taking a walking tour organized by the citizens association. as many buildings for beethoven's day no longer exist they've set up. this pillar shows where the cotton 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's where garden was their meeting place. it was run by a widow with who also had a very attractive daughter called bet. back then all the men in bonn were attracted to her like moths to a flame. going to. 16 stops on the base have into it any and all round. honoring the composers literary. 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 but so beethoven's really
contemporary. back in vienna here the 2 of them celebrated his 1st great successes as a composer for example in looked over its pelisse were beatle fans 3rd symphony. was hurt 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 feel at the museum. i think of what's so special about this whole thesis and it's simply part of musical history. mayor's took place here so did debuts dress rehearsals in the
presence of beethoven and operas from 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 for the ever. and the triple concerto the bills prove that come on they show that in addition to the musicians for the sound the area opera the 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 playing in the so-called amount of fleece went by so 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. stands for music theatre art and cuisine no travel programme about the city would be complete without it so curtains. and thought. the feeder restaurant is one of the city's best known addresses for. head chef marcus bobo knows the secret. lies in the preparation. of the 1st you cut the meat and then tenderize it carefully. extremely delicate and holds a lot of water because it is so young calf tenderize it 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 with a few. fresh eggs and finally ground bread crumbs are also key ingredients for wienerschnitzel. is likely salted coated in flour. next to an egg covered with bread crumbs. to brush the mixture lightly on to the meat not too hard. they fry the veal in melted clarified butter keep it moving around the pan so the meat will brown evenly. once the deal is golden brown carefully remove it let the fact trade 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 a company with feeder schnitzel. those who still have room for dessert should head to their hotels are. famous. the originals are taught it was created in 1982 by. the father of hotel found. many because of 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 made sure own specifications from 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 soft talk about. 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 picks on instagram followers 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. on their. knees have a really unique relationship to death to cemeteries. that day must be nice. to have had his reasons you'll notice that the viennese
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. is guns on the. web. people come from and which v.i.p.'s they know that's not clearly international guests are all familiar with because if. they get all straight and the german speaking world but also internationally. the grave of. this is also popular with german speaking visiting his. golf 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 and i want to combine something that is typical of you and that's associated with between here in coffee home one of us oldest coffee houses both beatles at mozart gave small concerts there's no music today but i have a typical austrian suite ditch to. be 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 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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