Published: September 23, 2020 10:00

DID YOU KNOW THAT… It started with singing…

———— Joseph Haydn – like his two colleagues, the so-called Viennese classics (Mozart and Beethoven) – was not a Viennese by birth; however, all three developed their compositional talents in Vienna. Haydn took his first music lessons with J.M. Franck in Hainburg, but when he was only eight years old, he moved to Vienna, where

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Published: September 18, 2020 10:00

DID YOU KNOW THAT… WAGNER – non-musical passions.

———— The outstanding German composer Richard Wagner never even tried to hide his great passion for splendour and luxury. When he received his new flat in Penzing (a suburb of Vienna) in 1863, he immediately began to design and furnish it without any consideration for finances, despite his rather modest financial situation. He went so

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Published: August 7, 2020 11:15

Did you know that… Clock impressionism in the opera…

———— The famous French composer, Maurice Ravel, known for his even more famous Boléro, had to wait four years before his opera work The Spanish Hour appeared on stage – mainly because of the difficulties the score caused to the orchestra and singers. It was not staged until 19 May 1911 at the Comic Opera

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Published: July 10, 2020 10:31

Czy wiecie, że… Taki mały a już potrafił…

———— This is the only such case in the history of opera that, as we would say today, a ‘child from primary school’ instead of poring over books, came up with the idea of composing… an opera! On 1 May 1769, the 13-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart presented his first opera La finta semplice in Salzburg.

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Published: March 25, 2020 12:38

Did you know that…?

———— Dear readers, today, we are launching a new series of information at the Digital Museum entitled ‘Did you know that…?’ We want to share various curiosities from the life of composers, opera, ballet, music in general, instruments and theatre. This information will not always be connected with our Theatre, but will always be connected

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