Monday, May 7, 2012

Wiener Konzerthaus

When the Wiener Konzerthaus was officially opened in 1913 (after only two years of construction), it was one of the most modern buildings in the Danube Monarchy. Built by the renowned theatre architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer in co-operation with Ludwig Baumann, it set new standards for its architecture (a rare combination of Historism, Secessionism and Art Nouveau styles), visitor-friendly atmosphere, construction technology and modern facilities. From its earliest days, the Wiener Konzerthaus has held the highest cultural aims and artistic mission: «To act as a venue for the cultivation of fine music, as a meeting point for artistic endeavour, as a home for music and a cultural centre for Vienna».

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