21 Jun – 4 Oct 2019
Fri | 7:30pm | St. Michael’s Church
Emperor Quartet Vienna & solo violin
A. Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (op. 8)
W. A. Mozart, Requiem (KV 626, extracts in quartet version)
€ 35,- / € 25,- with view
St. Michael‘s Church, the place where Mozart’s Requiem was performed for the very first time at Mozart's own death mass, opens its doors for summer concerts for the first time.
In addition to Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous work, The Four Seasons, a parable of Life and Death, parts of Mozart’s Requiem in quartet version, that were first performed at St. Michael's Church on 10 December 1791 during the funeral mass for Vienna’s beloved composer, will be played.
In 1740, a poor Vivaldi arrived in Vienna, with high hopes for patronage from the Emperor. Only ten months after his arrival, Vivaldi passed away and was therefore buried in Vienna. Vivaldi, the virtuous Violinist and Opera Composer, understood like no other how to create art with music, pieces which still fascinate and captivate us to this day. His four violin concertos achieved musical perfection, and where all extremely well received.
St. Michael's Church is centrally located next to the Hofburg in Vienna's city center on one of the most beautiful squares in the city and it is one of the oldest and most interesting churches in Vienna. It captivates the visitor with its interior as well as with its breathtaking acoustics, which provide an intimate setting for concerts.
June 2019: Fr. 21.6. | 28.6.
July 2019: Fr. 5.7. | 12.7. | 19.7. | 26.7.
August 2019: Fr. 2.8. | 9.8. | 16.8. | 23.8. | 30.8.
September 2019: Fr. 6.9. | 13.9. | 20.9. | 27.9.
October 2019: Fr. 4.10.