The New Year’s Concert in Vienna’s Musikverein is Europe’s answer to Times Square. Tickets to the New Year’s Day performance by the Vienna Philharmonic are almost as coveted and hard to secure as a place in heaven, but millions follow the festivities through television broadcasts in over 90 countries.
You know he was a genius, and you're pretty sure he was German. After that it gets a little fuzzy... Read further to find some lesser-known details about the man who brought over 1000 compositions (and 20 children) into the world.
15 Dec 2015
Do you have to run around like a chicken with its head cut off again this year, looking for the ideal gifts for friends and family members? Could it be...
13 Dec 2015
Whether you’re a music enthusiast or simply traveling again to a city you already know, a visit to a music museum is a fascinating way to pass the time and experience a city beyond the usual tourist destinations.
28 Nov 2015
The sustaining and unifying role of music was demonstrated in the days following the attacks, as music institutions around the world expressed solidarity.
18 Nov 2015
He's among the most famous composers of all time, but even the most avid fans tend to know very little about Mozart's tragically brief life. Dig deeper with these background facts.
03 Nov 2015
How do you choose from the thousands of things to do in Paris? The City of Lights is also the unofficial City of Music, so put these world-famous classical music venues on your itinerary.
03 Nov 2015
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After seven years of thorough renovation, the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) in the center of Paris can be seen again in all its glory. Visit this extraordinary medieval Gothic church without waiting for hours.
02 Nov 2015
Barcelona's stunning Palau de la Música Catalana draws all of the world's top artists to its unique stage. Take a closer look at this world-renowned concert hall with our 10 Fun Facts.
31 Oct 2015
A classical music performance is not only a chance to skip the lines for many points of interest. As the music interacts with the space, the memory you take home is more vivid and complete.