Beethoven and Schubert are at the heart of the Spring Festival, which brings together star performers such as Hélène Grimaud, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Hilary Hahn, Viktoria Mullova and Julian Rachlin in Vienna’s Konzerthaus from 2 March.
A festival for fans of classical music.
Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven
Violinist at a concert
Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal, Wiener Philharmoniker Vienna Philharmonic in the Grand Hall
Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert worked in Vienna at the transition from classical to romantic music. Their works are interpreted in a refreshingly contemporary way during the Vienna Spring Festival. Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, under the direction of Marc Minkowski, dedicate themselves to all of Schubert's symphonies. Schubert is also represented in the festival program with the concert performance of his opera "Alfonso and Estrella" and songs. The Belcea Quartet undertakes a high-flying musical tour with a performance of all of Beethoven's string quartets. Other classical highlights of Beethoven will be played, including the "Eroica".
High-quality orchestras will be offered, such as the Vienna Philharmonic or the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as first-class soloists: Viktoria Mullova, Hilary Hahn and Julian Rachlin on the violin, Hélène Grimaud, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Stefan Vladar on the piano, as well as the enchanting voices of Juliane Banse and Michelle Breedt.
A sumptuous offering of chamber music as well as jazz and world music concerts can also be heard as usual in Vienna's Konzerthaus. The festival is rounded out by film performances with live music and lectures.
21st Vienna Spring Festival
2 March - 13 May 2012
Vienna Konzerthaus (Wiener Konzerthaus)