Stephansdom

St. Stephen’s Cathedral – the heart of Vienna: here Haydn was a chorister and later got married; here, too, Mozart married his Constanze and later christened his children; Johann Strauss the younger was also married here, while the cathedral’s register of deaths contains many illustrious musical names including those of Vivaldi and Schubert.

The importance of the cathedral in musical history is also paralleled in the city itself: the First Viennese School (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) and the Second Viennese School (Schönberg, Berg, Webern) both had profound influence on our musical culture, and other (sometime) residents of the city (Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, etc.) also majorly increased the richness of our lyrical environment.

Composers came to Vienna.

Why?

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