House of Music
Join me on a visit to this unique sound museum, which opened its doors in the year 2000 in Vienna. The building is historical, even a member of the Habsburg family, Archduke Karl, lived here. In the 1840s it was residence to Otto Nicolai, who is considered the founder of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. On the 2nd floor we find the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonics. Documentation on the world-famous orchestra is exhibited here. And you may compose your own waltz at the “Waltz-Dice-Game”. In the concert hall visitors can enjoy highlights of the Viennese New Year’s Concert and the Schönbrunn Summer Night Concert.
On the 2nd floor, the “Sonosphere”, a world of sounds awaits you, from the “prenatal sensory rush” via the Sea of Voices to the Sound Gallery.
Vienna is one of the hubs of music in the world. The Great Composers are dealt with on the 3rd floor. Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss, Gustav Mahler, the Second Viennese School of Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern are presented in individual rooms. At the end you get the unique chance to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – at least virtually.