Concentus Musicus Concerts in the Golden Hall Vienna

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18 May, 2019

Concentus Musicus Vienna
Arnold Schoenberg choir
Stefan Gottfried
Sophie Karthäuser
Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Michael Schade
Florian Boesch

Stefan Gottfried, Dirigent
Marlis Petersen, Sopran
Elisabeth Kulman, Alt
Werner Güra, Tenor
Florian Boesch, Bass

  Stefan Gottfried, Dirigent

Stefan Gottfried, Dirigent
David Hansen, Countertenor
Emőke Baráth, Sopran
Cornelia Horak, Sopran
Michael Schade, Tenor
Andrè Schuen, Bass

  Stefan Gottfried, Dirigent
Christophe Coin, Violoncello


Program and cast

10 October 2020,
11 October 2020


Concentus Musicus Vienna
Stefan Gottfried, conductor


Franz Schubert

Overture "In Italian Style" D Major, D 590

Joseph Haydn

Symphony in E flat major, Hob. I:99

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 5 B flat major, D 485

12 December 2020,
13 December 2020


Concentus Musicus Vienna
Stefan Gottfried, conductor
Marlis Petersen, Soprano
Florian Boesch, bass


Selected works by Mozart and Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

16 February 2021


Concentus Musicus Vienna
Stefan Gottfried, harpsichord


Johann Sebastian Bach

Overture no. 2 B minor, BWV 1067

 Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in D minor, BWV 1043

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

Georg Philipp Telemann

Concerto for recorder, transverse flute, strings and b.c. E minor, TWV 52:e1

20th March 2021,
21 March 2021


Concentus Musicus Vienna
Arnold Schoenberg, Choir
Stefan Gottfried, conductor
Sabine Devieilhe, Soprano
Elisabeth Kulman, old
Michael Schade, Tenor
Werner Güra, tenor
Florian Boesch, bass
Krešimir Stražanac, bass


Johann Sebastian Bach

 St John Passion, BWV 245, "Passio secundum Johannem

19 June 2021,
21 June 2021


Concentus Musicus Vienna
Stefan Gottfried, conductor
Julian Prégardien, tenor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overture to the opera "The Abduction from the Seraglio", KV 384

This is where I am supposed to see you, Constanze!

Constanze, I want to see you again! - Oh how frightened. Recitative and aria by Belmonte from the opera "The Abduction from the Seraglio", KV 384

Michael Haydn

Marcia turchese C major, MH 601

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Per pietà, non ricercate. Aria for tenor with orchestra accompaniment, KV 420

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Michael Haydn

Symphony G major, KV 444/MH 334

Joseph Haydn

Overture to "Orlando Paladino", Hob. XXVIII:11

Angelica, mio ben - D'Angelica il nome! Recitative and aria

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony D major, KV 385, "Haffner Symphony


This building is located on Dumbastraße/Bösendorferstraße behind the Hotel Imperial near the Ringstraße boulevard and the Wien River, between Bösendorferstraße and Karlsplatz. However, since Bösendorferstraße is a relatively small street, the building is better known as being between Karlsplatz and Kärntner Ring (part of Ringstraße loop). It was erected as the new concert hall run by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, on a piece of land provided by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in 1863. The plans were designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple, including a concert hall as well as a smaller chamber music hall. The building was inaugurated on 6 January, 1870. A major donor was Nikolaus Dumba whose name the Austrian government gave to one of the streets surrounding the Musikverein.

Great Hall - Golden Hall

“As high as any expectations could be, they would still be exceeded by the first impression of the hall which displays an architectural beauty and a stylish splendour making it the only one of its kind.” This was the reaction of the press to the opening of the new Musikverein building and the first concert in the Großer Musikvereinssaal on 6 January 1870.

The impression must have been overwhelming – so overwhelming that Vienna’s leading critic, Eduard Hanslick, irritatingly brought up the question of whether this Großer Musikvereinssaal “was not too sparkling and magnificent for a concert hall”. “From all sides spring gold and colours.”






Brahms Hall

"In order not to promise too much it can be said that it has been made into the most beautiful, most magnificent, perfect example of a chamber concert hall that any of us knows in the world.” This was the reaction of a Vienna daily newspaper in October 1993 as the Brahms-Saal was presented to the public after extensive renovation work.

The surprise was perfect. It was a completely new hall. In contrast to the Grosse Musikvereinssaal, the Brahms-Saal had changed its appearance quite considerably over the years. When and how it acquired that slightly melancholy duskiness that was known to music lovers before 1993 cannot be precisely documented.




Glass Hall

As a venue for events from concerts to luxury banquets, the Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium is not only the largest of the Musikverein's 4 new halls but also the most flexible in terms of usage.

Hub podiums enable the smooth transformation of the concert hall into a conference centre, the cinema into a ballroom, or the stage into a catwalk. State-of-the-art equipment for sound, lighting, video and widescreen digital projection provide the ideal conditions for half-scenic productions.
The Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium was designed by the Viennese architect Wilhelm Holzbauer. With a height of 8 metres, the hall (including the gallery) can play host to up to 380 visitors.

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