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Vienna is a city steeped in musical history and still today is one of the most musical cities in the world. During the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, Vienna was a magnet for musicians from all over Europe. A few of the famous composers who called Vienna home include Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Johann Strauss, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler and Schoenberg. All of these composers can be discovered in different ways today in the city of Vienna. One can visit apartments where they lived, stroll through museums dedicated to their art, and go to performances of their music.

Vienna is also home to several of the most prestigious musical institutions in the world. While in Vienna, students can go to concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, attend productions at the Vienna State Opera, and hear the Vienna Boys Choir, among others.

Today Vienna is still a magnet for musicians. There are several important music schools, including the University of Music and Performing Arts, which dates back to 1819 and today has a student population of more than 3000. The city is also a magnet for professional musicians from across the world. Every major musical ensemble that makes a European tour will invariably perform in one of Vienna’s historical concert halls. UTB students who travel to Vienna can take advantage of this to experience not only Vienna’s offerings but also ensembles from all over Europe, the U. S. and Asia.

Here is a link to a web site maintained by the city of Vienna. It gives information for all the musical goings-on in the city.


  • image 1Natalia, Brittany and Nancy at the apartment where Schubert died
  • image 2The finale of a free concert on the grounds of Schonbrunn Palace by the Vienna Philharmonic
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