A group of musicians and music lovers visited a local violin maker’s studio in Vienna in October 2019. The visit was organised by MUSEDU. Participants learned how the two violin makers craft their stringed instruments by hand, inspired by Italian masterpieces of earlier centuries. The full article is available in the German version. English speaking readers will find plenty of material on the website of Kerstin Hoffmann & Claudia Rook at: https://www.geigenmacher.biz/
The aim of the non-profit association MUSEDU in Vienna is to foster active music making among adults. Local journalist Yvonne Brandstetter (“Wiener Bezirkszeitung”) conducted an interview with founder Matthias König. König describes how he got the idea to found MUSEDU, which activities they offer for amateurs and how the online platform for music teachers has grown since its launch in 2017. The full article can be found in the German version.
Where to start exploring Vienna – the city of music? Most tourists head to the famous opera, the Musikverein or the famous jazzclub “Porgy&Bess”. And then?
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday. Born in the city of Bonn, Germany, in 1770, Beethoven spent 35 years of his life in Vienna, Austria. Needless to say that both cities have planned a number of events to celebrate this important date. MUSEDU has compiled a collection of interesting local events in Vienna. All links to these events can be found in the German version.
MUSEDU has written a short review of the book “Unnützes WienWissen Musik” (Useless Music Knowledge Vienna), issued by the online magazine Stadtbekannt. The book is available in German only and contains funny anecdotes about Viennese musicians of all times and genres. A nice gift from the city of music for German speakers!
Unnützes WienWissen Musik
2015, 128 S.
The Museo Internazionale e biblioteca della musica is definitely worth a visit! Nicely decorated with frescoes from the 18th and 19th centuries, the museum displays historical documents and rare instruments. The full report is available in German here.
More information can be found on the museum’s website.