Wien: Konzerthaus

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Wien
City: Wien
Location: 3.; Lothringerstraße 20 / Lisztstraße / Am Heumarkt

Built 1911-1913 for the "Konzerthaus-Gesellschaft" and the Austrian Interior Ministery by Ferdinand Fellner & Hermann Helmer. The complex comprises two completely separate buildings: the "Konzerthaus" concert hall, and the "K. k. Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst" (Royal Aacademy of Music and Performing Arts).

Konzerthaus: Opened 19 October 1913 with a gala concert. The house comprises three concert halls on the 1st floor which can be used simultaneously (or can be connected for balls etc.): "Großer Saal" with 2030 seats (today 1840), "Mittlerer Saal" (later renamed "Mozartsaal") with 893 seats (today 704), and "Kleiner Saal" (later renamed "Schubertsaal") with 414 seats (today 336). Later alterations of "Großer Saal" and "Schubertsaal". 1952 alteration of the "Mozartsaal" decoration. 1972-1975 restorations of all three halls to the original plans with slight alterations. 1997-2000 interior renovations and rebuilding by Hans Puchhammer, including a new hall, "Neuer Saal" (400 seats). Acoustical consultant: Karlheinz Müller. Home to the Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Kammerorchester, and Klangforum Wien orchestras.

Akademie: see Akademietheater

Notable world premieres at Konzerthaus:

  • Richard Strauss: Festliches Präludium op. 61 (at Großer Saal, 19 Oct 1913)
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold: String Quartet No. 1 (at Mozartsaal, 6 Jan 1924)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Suite for piano op. 25 (at Mozartsaal, 25 Feb 1924)
  • Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 3 (at Mozartsaal, 19 Sep 1927)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Die Jakobsleiter (16 June 1961)

Link: www.konzerthaus.at

[Wien: Konzerthaus] Picture: left part of the building at the right: Konzerthaus; right part: Akademie
Front Text: signed: "K. Chytra"
Reverse Text: "Wien, Konzerthaus"
Publisher: Wiener Aquarell-Kunst H. Nachbargauer, Wien, I.; Nr. 803
Size: Classic
Sent: from Wien to Bremen (Germany), 1927

[Wien: Konzerthaus] Picture: Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Front Text: signed: "E. F. Hofecker"
Reverse Text: "Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Konzertsaal, E. F. Hofecker pinx."
Publisher: Wiener Künstler-Postkarte; B. K. W. I. (Brüder Kohn, Wien); Serie 899/12
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Wien: Konzerthaus] Picture: Konzerthaus, Mozartsaal
Front Text: signed: "E. F. Hofecker [19]13"
Reverse Text: "Wien, Konzerthaus, Mittlerer Saal"
Publisher: Wiener Künstler-Postkarte; B. K. W. I. (Brüder Kohn, Wien); Serie 908/4
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Wien: Konzerthaus] Picture: Konzerthaus, Schubertsaal
Front Text: "Wiener Konzerthaus, Kleiner Saal, E. F. Hofecker pinx.", signed: "E. F. Hofecker [19]14"
Publisher: Wiener Künstler-Postkarte; B. K. W. I. (Brüder Kohn, Wien); Serie 908/7
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Wien: Konzerthaus] Front Text: "Wien, Konzerthaus"
Reverse Text: "Wien, Konzerthaus"
Publisher: PAG, Wien; 45919
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Wien to La Spezia (Italy), 1960

[Wien: Konzerthaus / Akademietheater] Front Text: signed: "E. F. Hofecker [19]13"
Reverse Text: "75 Jahre Wiener Konzerthaus"
Publisher: Maxiglob
Type: Maximum Card with First Day Postmark (19 Oct 1988)
Size: Modern

Detail:
[Wien: Konzerthaus / Akademietheater]

[Wien: Konzerthaus] Front Text: inscriptions: "Wiener Konzerthaus - Ehrt Eure deutschen Meister - Dann bannt Ihr gute Geister"[quotation from Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"]
Reverse Text: "Konzerthaus, Wien 3"
Publisher: Edition Skye, Wien; 9417
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Wien: Konzerthaus] Picture: Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Reverse Text: "Konzerthaus, Wien 3"
Publisher: Edition Skye, Wien; 9418
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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