Walking around Vienna, we will certainly discover that this city is very diverse. Your attention will be attracted by magnificent green parks, perfectly organized public transport, an extensive network of bicycle routes, cafes at every step and countless cultural events. There are many more positive aspects, which is why the capital of Austria is considered one of the most life-friendly cities. Vienna is often called the ‘musical capital of Europe’. This beautiful city has rich composing and performance traditions, which you relish during the concert From Viennese Classicists to Operetta Classics.
In the first part of the concert there are Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 1 in D major and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Violin Concerto in A major KV 219. This concerto is often called ‘Turkish’ due to very characteristic, vivacious passages in the last movements. Mozart shapes the melodic and harmonic material of the work in such a way that the listener often feels surprised by the ‘twists and turns’ developed by the composer. No wonder that the Violin Concerto in A major belongs to Mozart’s most-loved works.
After the intermission we will hear the most beautiful fragments of Mozart operas (The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni) and evergreens from the famous operettas. The programme will feature The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár and a fragment of The Bird Seller the composed by Karl Zeller. The second part of the concert will be filled mainly with lighter repertoire, which is why you can expect well-known songs from operettas, among others by Robert Stolz, eagerly performed by many singers, including Jan Kiepura. Vienna is also associated with the Strauss family, so this evening there will be beautiful melodies composed by Johann Strauss II, including The Blue Danube waltz and the most famous aria from the Gypsy Baron. The concert will also offer an opportunity to listen to a series of Viennese melodies by Fritz Kreisler for violin and piano.