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Vienna
Friday, January 19, 2018
(C) Viennale
Tonight it was the Urania, the former planetarium and cultural center of the waning Imperial years.  Here you sit far more than a living room's distance from the screen. But there's plenty of leg room in the virtual velvet, ergonomic seats, and that makes up for a lot.  And it turned out to be the perfect setting for Jacques...
amateur orchestras
A plethora of orchestras for non-professionals makes Vienna a paradise for amateur musicYou took piano lessons and then you quit. The lessons were because of your mother, quitting was because it got boring. Such a shame! But luckily, many people still play instruments – despite moms and looming boredom – because they discovered the excitement of playing with others,...
Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
What do old musical instruments displayed in glass cases have to do with music? The world-renowned Collection of Historic Musical Instruments has the answerMusic should be heard, not locked away in glass display cases, you might think. But when it comes to the treasures in Vienna’s Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, I beg to differ. So does Australian pianist...
Anoka Faruqee
Faruqee’s pulsating compositions make their solo debut in EuropeMost revolutions turn stuffy with time. But the Secession certainly tries to cultivate its reputation for unconventional contemporary art it has enjoyed since its foundation in 1897, even installing a temporary swinger club in its basement (next to Klimt’s Beethovenfries) for Swiss artist Christoph Büchel’s exhibit in 2010.Yet sometimes, understatement is...
Osterklang
An eclectic repertoire of world renowned artists present dance in manifold forms at Osterklang.Reveling in sound and movement since 1996, Osterklang blends old classics with new approaches, presenting music with a spiritual angle by world-class artists. This year’s selection fuses theater, concert, ballet and cabaret, exploring the power of dance between Eros and Thanatos.The opening performance is a ballet...
Portraits by Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka at the Lower BelvedereGustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka are hardly new to art lovers in this city. These three masters color the background of Viennese life. But in case you’re feeling overly familiar with the Wiener Moderne, take heart: Along with the sumptuous society portraits, the angular, masturbating nudes, the thick...
blue bird festival 2017
Twelve singer-songwriters take the stage for Vienna’s best-known festival of its kindIntimate, emotional and atmospheric, singer-songwriters write and perform deeply personal, often melancholic tunes – the perfect soundtrack for lazy afternoons under a gray November sky. But music is best enjoyed live, something the Vienna Songwriting Association knows all too well; as the nights grow longer, they encourage you...
Michael Benson’s photo safari through the solar systemWhile a mission to Mars, let alone the rest of the solar system, is still in the realm of science fiction, recent drone fly-bys have given us a better idea of what our galactic neighborhood looks like – provided someone were to actually compile the information into evocative pictures.Fortunately, artist/scientist Michael Benson...
gold standard
The Money Museum documents the country’s history with cold hard cashMoney is ubiquitous; after all it makes the world go round. However, for a medium so universal there is a lot of mystery enshrouding it, with the internal machinations of reserve banks and high finance often regarded with suspicion by the public. We may gamble with it, hoard it,...
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