tv Check-in Deutsche Welle December 15, 2019 11:02pm-11:31pm 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 and 2020 years of lovers around the world are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the from beatle vince birth. who 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 of the great beethoven. off course we will also give you an overview of the sights to see in vienna. and the killing there is special t c for which the city is famous. in addition we will show you how big is being honored in his native poland.
one of the top addresses for music lovers in vienna it's the sound easy and 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. but 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 all construct 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. they can beat the big drum to.
these 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 installation the waltz dice game was also developed here in the house. the consumer business 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 something is dedicated to the famous composers who worked 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. 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 you 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 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. as head concierge at the hotel imperial he knows what visitors want to see. just over 5 kilometers long and 60 metres wide. is divided into 9 sections each with its own name. the ring road in circles the city has 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. book palace today it's the official residence of the austrian president. the art history museum is another important monument on the things 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 you can take in these wonderful paintings by gustav claimed i mean they're unique works of art and think i think. the original ring road was built with medieval military force if a case of this one stent bassin 857. ordered it to be given a complete make over the boulevard became the biggest construction project is 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 excess appeal to everyone so now there's lots of traffic but nice bike paths too and it's still a great place to walk so. the vienna city park was the 1st of many public parks to be built along the things more than 150 years ago.
the city park is my favorite part of the things tosser 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 that has made the end 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 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 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 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 houses vienna speed 2 of museum. shows me around the rooms that beatles 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 in 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 missile. he couldn't find the kiddie i bill. days later he discovered that his cook had wrapped the butter with the sheet music for the kid. 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 islam is highly constat 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 1802 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 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. born here in vienna 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 73rd beethoven was born into a musical family and his grandfather was the chord 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 p.l.o. teacher and he took an interest in the ideas of the ad litum and. of the various already apparent how the french revolution impacts on beethoven's life here we have his view of the french marching in and documenting the rhineland. here at liberty polish set up at the market square in bonn so beethoven was caught up in these
changing times from his. father 1st. with the base have been health visitors can see the instruments the composer played. the race portraits testified to the fact that beethoven was already an icon in his lifetime yet the differing portrayals underline the composer's multifaceted nature import this is a portrait of the young beethoven circa 1900 he was around 30 years old it's a completely different image than the one we normally happy with 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 and this portrayed by horniman is well suited to helping us find a new understanding a new approach to beethoven. of. what really in the bass have in house
is devoted to the composer this every day life and work. permanent exhibition relies on a few eyes that speak volumes. because 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 for all of eternity. and so for. you can also follow in beethoven's footsteps by taking
a walking tour organized by the citizens for beethoven's association. as many buildings from bad heavens day no longer exist they've set up in 5 paris. times. this pillar shows where that sack otten 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 sag often was their meeting place. at the front there was. 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. that. dove into. 16
stops on the base have into it and a round. for stefan the other thing the composer's memory is a neighbor of lost. are 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 was so beethoven's really contemporary. back in vienna here be 2 of them celebrated his 1st great successes as a composer for example in pelisse were beatle fans 3rd symphony. was her. 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. 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 2 rehearsals took place for
the ever. and the triple concerto the bills prove that. they show that in addition to the musicians for the south 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 that is so called among the fleas went by so you know how the people reacted to the 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 for wienerschnitzel and i thought it.
defeated villa restaurant is one of the city's best known addresses for. head chef marcus knows the secret. 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 your tender runs 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 before through your. farm fresh eggs and finally ground bread crumbs are also key ingredients for wienerschnitzel. the view is likely salted coated in flour. next it's an eggplant covered with bread crumbs. to brush the mixture lightly on to the meat not too hard. they fry the veal it
clarified butter and keep it moving around the pen 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 baking here for over a century the family run this is now it's false generation. y. is the perfect a company with videsh in itself. those who still have room for dessert should head to their 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 trade is the thick layer of dark chocolate icing. greedy and sweet use for the softer torture i'm a tour 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 software to. the original 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. check out some of our favorite travel perks on instagram. 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 those guided tours even at night. these have a really unique relationship to death and to symmetry. if you sing it from the sun that day must be nice day must have had his reasons i don't notice that the visit the central cemetery during the day but i'd like to get us good news what is the classic here what do visitors want to see. this is guns on the. web. people come from and which v.i.p.'s they now. clearly international guests are all familiar with. if. they get all straight and the german speaking world but also internationally. the grave of all it is also popular with german speaking visits.
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 and i let you read it to be pompous some 20000 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 but. 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 between here in coffee home 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 and 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 a good impression of his adopted hometown again bye bye see you soon.