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plays a big role in the city music has brought me here today. i'm in vienna the capital of austria historic old town is a unesco world heritage site. it's highlights include st stephen's cathedral and the imperial palace. i'm in vienna today for a very special reason and 2020 music lovers around the world are celebrating the 250th anniversary of lucy from beethoven's birth. who was born and born but spent most of his life in vienna. he lived here for over 3 decades and wrote his masterpieces today i want to see how visible loopy from beethoven still is in vienna what makes the. cities so
attractive to musicians and why was the beatles in so restless i mean during his time here he moved on average once a year as you can see have a lot of questions that need answering one day in vienna following the footsteps of the great people from. off course we will give you an overview of the sights to see in vienna. and the killing there is specialties for which the city is famous. in addition we will show you how big this being on earth in his native. one of the top addresses for music lovers in vienna is the sound museum how still music it's all about sounds and noises and the exhibition starts in the stairwell.
as they clung to the bar sound staircase which we call stair play can do more than make music. but i follow you. come on you play a song you have here you can play one of the vienna philharmonic museum is also located here the famous all construct was founded in these rooms. here in the instrument we look at groups of instruments and for areas of course we show people real instruments and want to visitors to learn something about the groups they belong to. that can beat the big drum to. 0. on its own so you hear something now and then give it a try with only. you can feel the sound waves which produce warmth to this is the world's largest animal hide drum by the way. here's
a really great interactive installations of the walt dice game was also developed here in the house. the consumer business and create their own waltz melody by rolling virtual dice that's something you don't see every day. so let's see how well you do play too fast and you grab it like this right and then you roll the dice. you'll see or rather hear that the waltz melody is nice. we did that just. an entire floor of the sound museum is dedicated to the famous composers who worked in vienna. now we're coming to the floor of the grand masters that is the masters of viennese classical music and here we have holograms of the composers yosef haydn
of comedy as mozart beethoven and france to bat. many important composers came to vienna over the centuries. and also moved here when he was 22. involved why was he here in vienna why were so many musicians and composers attracted to vienna. or beethoven composers like haydn and mozart were role models. because after realizing just how great they were purposely chose to come to vienna. of course the much more than just the metropolis for music so it's time for a brief overview of austria's capital. some $1900000.00 people live in vienna and each year the city welcomes around
$7500000.00 visitors that makes the austrian capital one of the most popular destinations in europe. you get. to experience what vienna has to offer just follow. its famous ring road that's the recommendation from. as head concierge at the hotel imperial he knows what visitors want to see. just over 5 kilometers long and 60 meters wide the thing starts it is divided into 9 sections each with its own name. the ring road in circles the city is historical center. it also runs past the vienna state opera one of the world's most prestigious opera houses. just because that is probably the most famous building on the. evening you can see the
audience coming here not just in cars but also on foot it's nice to watch that even if you're not going to the opera it's a kind of theater in itself. for the. many buildings here speak of the past the. book palace today it's the official residence of the austrian president. the old history museum is another important monument. built when elstree was part of an empire it contains treasures from 7 different millennia. people. ascending the staircase in the art history museum is a great experience every time the magnificence to the left and right of the stairs yobbish over here but the real treasure is up above when you turn around. and taken these wonderful paintings by gustaf clement i mean they're unique works of art and thanks to the original ring red was built with medieval military force if occasion
this one stand by us in 57. ordered it to be given a complete lack of that. became biggest construction project of the early knowing that the things tosser has changed a lot over the centuries aristocrats in the middle classes used to stroll about here then it became excessive bill to everyone. now there's lots of traffic but nice bike paths too and it's still a great place to walk. into the vienna city park was the 1st of many public parks to be built along the things more than 150 years ago. but the city park is my favorite part of the thing. you can observe all kinds of people here. in the theater when you can see everyone from top managers to punks to japanese tourists. everyone comes here.
some say the things that has made what it is today. following loopy from beethoven's footsteps in vienna as i've already mentioned the 2 of them was a rather restless guy he often moved in vienna and he even moved in and out of the apartment in the merc of us twice several times the house belonged to one of patrons baron past. his landlord remained loyal to him even when be moved elsewhere the baron that not rent out the apartment but kept it so that the musician could return. since the 2 of them suffered from gastric complaints as well as for. hearing loss he visited the spot on a filing step on the outskirts of vienna in hope of a cure he often went for a walk in this park.
the building in the nearby houses vienna speed to have museum. shows me around the rooms the beatles lived in the summer of $1802.00. it was quite unsettled he often moved why was that. he wasn't an easy tenant as his deafness progressed he composed louder and louder slamming the piano with his hand but he banged on the walls to be time and saying loudly. and if you got to composing he had a funny habit of taking a pail of water and dumping it over his head. even with today's flooring that would
be problematic back then the floor had even more cracks for the water to run down so his neighbors got moldy walls he. didn't word get around among landlords here in vienna. absolutely he always had problems finding lodgings. that's how he used to live from the compulsive order. it's an attempt to show what his apartment could have looked like the harder of hearing he grew the more chaotic his life became. this valuable string instrument from a princely nowitzki is lying around. here or scraps of food and sheet music. for instance while working on the mr solemnis he couldn't find the kiddie. 4 days later he discovered that his cook had wrapped the butter with the sheet music for the kids. of course that was awful for him he needed those. by contrast his teacher
and role model haydn was very orderly so his music lies neatly on the piano beethoven was slovenly when it came to how he dressed and how he kept his house wasn't it house on. testament became famous in it the composer describes his desperate situation he's furious about becoming deaf and his isolation. that islam is highly constat a testament is also a justification he writes about the incurable state of his ears made worse by misguided doctors he came here hoping to be healed. he was also suffering from a broken heart. but in 1802 he came to highly can start to be cured. so this letter is a justification of why he's so withdrawn doesn't socialize much anymore and has become such a loner it's because he's uncomfortable saying speak up i can't hear you as
a musician he finds the sun bearable and he must also deal with jealous folks and enemies he's made due to his difficult temperament so this letter attempts to correct his image a bit too late. by the way. born here in vienna but in germany that's where he lived 20 years and that's where he took his 1st steps as a musician and composer and of course the people of are also very proud of their. in december 17th 70 look fake then beethoven was born into a musical family in bonn his grandfather was the court music director his father was a singer and music teacher. to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth a new permanent exhibition has opened in the house where literate from beethoven
was born. just a few years before the french revolution a spirit of change was in the air. his family supported young beethoven's musical talent he lived various instruments and worked as an organist and piano teacher and he took an interest in the ideas of the of light and. the tears already apparent how the french revolution men packed on beethoven's life. we have this view of the french marching in and occupying the rhineland. here a liberty pole is set up at the market square in bonn so beethoven was caught up in these changing times and that when the father asked with at the base have announced this it is can see the instruments that compose the play. the race portraits testified to the fact that beethoven was already an icon in this lifetime yet the differing portrayals underline the composer's multifaceted nature import this is
a portrait of a young beethoven circa 1900 he was around 30 years old it's a completely different image than the one we normally happen we think of beethoven as an old deaf misanthrope who withdrew from society. but here he looks at us quite openly at night composers who came before him he doesn't wear a wig at some of his republican has down signals a new era in this portrayed by horniman is well suited to helping us find a new understanding a new approach to beethoven. himself in. one room in the bass have a house is devoted to the composer this everyday life and work. permanent exhibition relies on a few i suppose that speak volumes. it was important for us to show off there is historic house which is mainly in its
original condition to its best advantage in small selection of everyday objects though important ones like the desk he worked at. or his walking stick or i would design with their staged in such a way that you realise how vital they are to beethoven's life. and we can really see that in this vitrine which only contains a goose quill and. it helps us realise that all the music that beethoven wrote went through a goose quill. and is now preserved in one of eternity. you can also find it in base heaven as footsteps and done by taking a walking tour organized by the citizens for bass has. many buildings from beethoven's day no longer exist they've set up as.
this pillar shows where the sack often once stood it was beethoven's favorite and a center for discussion about the enlightenment. this was before the french revolution and american independence. here there was a circle of musicians who were very involved in these political discussions and that sarah gotten was their meeting place. at the front there is it it was run by a widow widow cock who also had a very attractive daughter called bet that back then all the men in bonn were attracted to her like moths to a flame. that. dove into. their last 16 stops on the bass have into it in and around the. first step on the ice uttering the composer's memory is a neighbor of the last. day there's almost no music that doesn't draw on beethoven that even includes rock music when you listen to someone like the great
punk icon patti smith whenever she's in bonn she always goes to the beethoven house because she says my music would be inconceivable without beethoven not so beethoven's really contemporary. back in vienna here the 2 of them celebrated his 1st great successes as a composer for example in. 3rd symphony. was heard for the 1st time. the prince of luck of its was an important patron for beatles and for other composers today his palace houses the theatre museum. i think what's so special about this whole. it's simply part of musical history she
. took place here so did debuts dress rehearsals in the presence of beethoven and operas. the prince of look of it's was crazy about music and theater so he knew what kind of people to bring here and just what needed to be done. so it would become why did b 2 of them perform the you've always got here for the 1st time. often good for you know for an opera by sally area was performed here and afterwards 2 rehearsals took place. and the triple concerto the bills prove that. they show that in addition to the musicians for the south the area opera 3rd french horn player was needed. and only one beethoven symphony features a 3rd french horn so that's the indication from the people when pete this one thing
the so-called amount of fleas went by so you know how the people reacted to the are there any records from the time. there's evidence that there was considered a revolutionary work. people must have been pretty astonished because in the symphony was something completely new in terms of its instrumentation power and vitality by that it was complete noise. music theatre art and cuisine no travel program about the city would be complete without it so curtains for wienerschnitzel and i thought it. defeated villa restaurant is one of the city's best known addresses for. head chef marcus bobo knows the secret. lies in the preparation. of the 1st you can't the maids and then tenderize it carefully. is extremely delicate
and holds a lot of water because it is a young calf. you have to be extremely careful not to destroy the fibers because otherwise the water will run out and then can't cook properly with a few. fresh eggs and finally breadcrumbs are also key ingredients for wienerschnitzel. likely salted coated in flour. next it's dipped in piece an egg covered with bread crumbs. to brush the mixture lightly on to the meat not too hard. they fried the feel in melted clarified butter keep it moving around the pen so the brown evenly. once the deal is golden brown carefully remove it let the fact trade away and serve
promptly. that's how they've been making here for over a century the family run this is now in its 4th generation. white one is the perfect a company with schnitzel. those who still have room for dessert should head to their hotels at home to be famous tartar. the originals i had thought it was created in 832 but. the father of hotel found. many bakers have says tried to and lock the cake secrets but their head written rest. he remains a closely guarded secret. the cakes trademark is the thick layer of dark chocolate icing. greedy and sweet use for the softer torture i'm a tour own specifications from so you can buy the chocolate or apricots jam we use anywhere they are made just for us that's the big difference between ours and
others often talk about. the originals chocolate cake with chocolate icing and 2 layers of apricot jam sells like hotcakes. every tourist who visits vienna tries one or takes one home the hotel sells some 360000 cakes each year. check out some of our favorite travel pics on instagram followers on d.w. travel. my next stop is central cemetery it is one of the largest cemeteries in europe. i have arranged to meet up with. she knows her way around those guided tours even at night. as an egg on their. knees have
a really unique relationship to death and i'm to symmetry. a singer from vienna once sung that death must be nice must have had his reasons i don't notice that the viennese don't just visit the central cemetery during the day but i'd like to. bust in what is the classic here what do visitors want to see. this is. where people come from and which v.i.p.'s they know the nuts and clearly international guests are all familiar with. if. they get all straight and the german speaking world but also internationally. grave of. is also popular with german speaking visiting his. golf course i want to know where do fish from beatles history kids he died at the age of 56 and 1827.
becoming what would be to have his funeral have been like and i let you read it to be pompous some 20000 people have come to his funeral he was much loved at the time so 20000 people accompanied him on his final journey. at the end of my journey and b 2 of his footsteps in vienna i want to combine something that is typical of vienna and that's associated with beatles here in coffee phonebook one of us oldest coffee houses both beethoven and mozart gave small concerts there's no music today but i have a typical almost year in sweet dish the. be talking certainly left his mark on piano you can follow his footsteps from his
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