Vienna Music Guide

Vienna Music Guide

Vienna is a fascinating destination for music lovers from all over the world. There is so much to discover: Opera houses, concert halls, apartments and graves of famous musicians… The American music professor and passionate tour guide David L. Nelson has been leading trips to music destinations in Europe for many years. His “Vienna Music Guide” is available in English and German and will help you discover the city of music. The book includes all of the well-known musical sites, but also introduces some hidden gems.

David L. Nelson
Music Guide Vienna
Doblinger Verlag
EUR 16.40
2013, 112 pages
ISBN 978-3-902667-48-9

Broaden your view on music

This is the aim of the German music blog „Lauschzeichen“. According to pianist and blogger Elisabeth Hahn, classical music should not live in the ivory tower. On the contrary, it is closely linked with current topics of our real world, like the situation of women at university music departments. (Available in German only).

Beethoven for all!

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.

At the violin makers

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:

Musedu: For the love of music

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.

Funny anecdotes about Vienna and music

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
Holzbaum Verlag
EUR 9,99

2015, 128 S.
ISBN 978-3-902-980-36-6