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Get a good dose of chamber and classical music with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra . It is one the world’s best renowned orchestras. It is respected as the ‘hub of the best virtuoso ensemble music’. The orchestra sound is known for its richness, quality and finesse. It has been steered by some of the best artistic directors in Europe. VPO has always played with top notch instrumentalists, composers and conductors. Its signature strength are the strings; which were played beautifully in each era.
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- Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Mariss Jansons - Preview Performance New Year's Concert, Musikverein tickets for 12/30 11:00 AM Musikverein
- Fri Dec 30 2016
- Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Mariss Jansons - New Year's Eve Concert, Musikverein tickets for 12/31 07:30 PM Musikverein
- Sat Dec 31 2016
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra started in the 1840s, a time when live classical and chamber music was not very common. It was performed informally by some amateur ensembles. Theater orchestras were not much interested in live orchestra, so they showcased professionals once. These shows entertained Viennese audiences, but let them longing for more. The theater goers wanted an active concert life. The armature artists at that time were playing late Classical and Romantic pieces, which were not very attractive. In 1833 conductor Franz Lachner suggested a brilliant idea to make the concert life more exciting. The idea was to make an orchestra by collecting the best musicians from operas all over the city. It happened when four concerts staged by this orchestra became successful. They were supported by the Court Opera and the musician produces it themselves. The reason for its success was the finest chamber, opera and orchestral music ever brought to stage. They were the first of their kind and the city fell in love with them.
Nine years after Lachner's initiative to find musicians and artists came up with a full body of musicians. This body was soon converted into the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Otto Nicolai, conductor of Court Opera conducted the first Philharmonic concert in 1842. The orchestra became an instant hit. Soon after its first couple of shows it staged ten more concerts. Over five years, the VPO became the house of best music in Austria. The success of the orchestra was phenomenal; it got critical and public acclaim. It became structured and financially more stable. This allowed it become a fully functional institution for performing classic and chamber music.
In 1860 the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra launched itself officially and for the first time it announced a regular concert schedule. Carl Eckert took over the directorship of the Court Opera. From then onwards, started an era of uninterrupted growth for the Philharmonic. In the remaining half of the century, names like Otto Dessoff and Hans Richter came. Dessof added works of Brahms, Dvorak and Wagner to the existing repertory. Richter, one of the greatest of that time established VPO as a center of musical excellence. He made history with debuts of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 and Symphony No. 8. and Brahms Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 3. Gustav Mahler worked with the VPO from 1898 to 1901. In this short time the Orchestra made remarkable progress. He took the standards of performance to new heights pushing for more quality and creativity. The orchestra toured and went to perform in Paris for the first time.
Felix Weingartner came after Mahler; the orchestra expanded under him. It went on first South American tour Wilhelm Furtwangle joined in after Weingartner; although he officially served for three years, his influence continued to mold the orchestra until 1954. During this time the WWII struck, he made sure that the Jewish talent remains there. He also tried to keep war and politics out of the musical activities. During the war the Orchestra survived with difficulty but did some commendable work, the recording for EMI was one of them.
Post WWII, Bernstein revived the Philharmonic with a production of Der Rosenkavalier. The production was became a craze with opera lovers. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra tickets were impossible to find as every single fan wanted to see them perform live. Bernstein left the Orchestra in 1970, however his links with mainstream music and the Orchestra never became weak. He came to the Orchestra on numbers occasions and conducted concerts. After him many conductors and music directors came and worked with the VOP. With every passing year, VPO proved itself to be a living example of European classical music. It has kept the tradition of this music alive over 170 years. Today, it thrives as the most prominent orchestra as the most important act of classical music.
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