Wondrium Journeys by The Great Courses has announced “Great Music Masters of Vienna” with Robert Greenberg — A 7 day, 6 night trip to Austria! During the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premiere, we’ll explore the legacy of the city’s music masters. Follow the footsteps of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert to the homes where they composed, the palaces where they performed, and the cafés and shops they frequented. Through private tours and concerts and an excursion to Baden bie Wien, delve deep into the circumstances and personalities that shaped their incomparable bodies of work.
During the 18th and 19th century, Europe’s promising young musicians flocked to Vienna, producing and performing what would become the masterpieces of the Classical period. From Mozart’s The Magic Flute to Schubert’s Ave Maria, the spirit of the music created during these years permeates the lively streets of Vienna still.
- Gain insights into the life and works of four great composers on guided visits to their homes and haunts with Wondrium Expert Robert Greenberg
- Take an after-hours tour of Schönbrunn Palace, where young Mozart played for the court of Empress Maria Theresa
- View rare treasures on a guided tour of
the Collection of Historic Instruments
and step into the Eroica Hall at the Palais Lobkowitz, where Beethoven premiered his Third Symphony