SOUNDS FROM THE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD (VIENNA)

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA – MAY 15, 2014

During our six-day visit to Vienna – May 14-20, 2014 – Elizabeth and I attended two concerts and an opera  – “La Traviata” at the Vienna Operahouse.

Our first full day in Vienna was cold, windy and wet. And so were the next four. An unusually cold weather front for this time of the year had moved in from the west.

Yet our spirits were high. After all, we were in the music capital of the world. We were looking forward to our first concert that evening. It was to be a Mozart-Strauss treat at the Kursalon in Vienna’s Stadtpark. The dinner was included and served before the concert.

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Here’s a short video clip from that evening…

Our First Vienna Dinner Concert: An Evening with Mozart & Strauss at Kursalon, Vienna – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded on May 15, 2014

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Also see… WET & WINDY VIENNA STILL SHINES & CHIMEShttp://wp.me/p3R16m-CI

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA – MAY 17, 2014

Our second concert took place on Saturday May 17 at Vienna’s magnificent Musikverein concert hall.  It was to be an all-Mozart evening. But as you will see below, the two encores that followed the scheduled program brought in two surprises – the father and son Johann Strauss.

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SOUNDS OF VIENNA: AN EVENING WITH MOZART – – WITH MY GRANDSON (8), A CELLIST, AND ELIZABETH

Vienna Mozart Concert, Part 1 & 2: Introduction, “Don Giovanni,” Symphony #40 – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded on May 17, 2014, published on May 18, 2014

This video was shot in its entirety at the magnificent Wien Musikverein (Viennese Music Guild) concert hall. We were lucky enough to get the seats right next to the stage – literally. So my grandson had a chance to talk to the orchestra members before the performance, and have a picture taken with them. For the sake of protecting his privacy, however, I have overlayed any pictures of him in the public version of this video.

“It was my first concert and was the best evening,” he said afterward, savoring every memory scrap from it, including the program and the CD I bought for him.

This is Part 1/2 of 8 excerpts from our Evening with Mozart (and Strauss) on Saturday night, May 17.

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VIENNA MOZART CONCERT, Part 3-4

Continuing my series of music video clips recorded in the music capital of the world (Vienna)

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Rondo alla Turca (Turkish March) – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded on May 17, 2014 at the Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall

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VIENNA MOZART CONCERT, Part 5

Continuing my series of music video clips recorded in the music capital of the world (Vienna)…

“Marriage of Figaro” overture – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded on May 17, 2014 at the Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall 

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VIENNA MOZART CONCERT, Part 6

Continuing my series of music video clips recorded in the music capital of the world (Vienna)…

Vienna Mozart Concert, Part 6: Symphony #40 – My “Roo Symphony” – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded on May 17, 2014 at the Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall

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VIENNA MOZART CONCERT, Part 7

Continuing my series of music video clips recorded in the music capital of the world (Vienna)…

This was an encore following a standing ovation the orchestra received at the end of the Mozart concert. They surprised us by playing another popular piece by one of Vienna’s most famous sons – Johann Strauss Jr:

Vienna Concert, Part 7: First encore – “Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss Jr – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded on May 17, 2014 at the Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall 

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VIENNA MOZART CONCERT, Part 8

Continuing my series of music video clips recorded in the music capital of the world (Vienna)…

This was a second encore following a standing ovation the orchestra received at the end of the Mozart concert. They surprised us again by playing another popular piece by one of Vienna’s most famous sons – Johann Strauss Sr, the father of “King of Waltz,” his son, Strauss Jr.

Radetzky March was dedicated to Count Josef Radetzky for his victory in 1848 in the battle of Custozza (Italy).

Vienna Concert, Part 8: Second encore – “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss Sr – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded on May 17, 2014 at the Vienna Musikverein Concert Hall 

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THIS IS THE 8th AND FINAL SEGMENT OF THAT AMAZING MAY 17 CONCERT IN VIENNA

BUT, THERE IS MORE…

DEFINITIVE PROOF: VIENNA OPERA HOUSE REVEALS ITS SECRETS

Want to see a definitive proof that Vienna is the music capital of the world? Check out this 1-min video clip…

Definitive Proof That Vienna Is the Music Capital of the World – Vienna Opera Reveals Its Secret: A Singing Toilet Underneath – filmed by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic on May 20, 2014

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3 thoughts on “SOUNDS FROM THE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD (VIENNA)

  1. How I’s love to go to Vienna one day! You had a post about why Vienna produced such a high number of musical geniuses but I can’t find it now. But it resonated with me.

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