Vienna Orchestras overview
Vienna, capital of Austria, enjoys many rich cultural traditions. Music lovers from all over the world consider Vienna to be the world capital of classical concerts. Many great Viennese musicians, conductors, composers, concert halls and historic performances have contributed to this heritage.
In the past centuries Vienna has been the home of such brilliant musical minds as Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and the Strauss family. This tradition of musical excellence has been preserved in the present day Vienna and music enthusiasts from all over the world visit Vienna each year to embrace that spirit. They take delight in listening to their favorite compositions of classical music in elegant and dignified concert halls with wonderful acoustics, such as the Vienna Musikverein (Wiener Musikverein) and the Vienna Concert Hall (Wiener Konzerthaus).
Vienna is envied for its outstanding concert orchestras. One of the most well known orchestras is the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which is generally regarded as one of the finest concert orchestras for classical music in the world. Other Viennese orchestras are also highly respected in the classical music scene. In this section we will introduce you to the most prominent orchestras for classical music which have their origin in Vienna.
Famous Viennese Orchestras
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is probably the best known of all Viennese orchestras and generally regarded as one of the finest concert orchestras for classical music in the world.
The Vienna Boys’ Choir constitutes for over five hundred years a central institution in Austria’s musical life. The Vienna Boys’ Choir was founded in 1498 by Maximilian I of Habsburg.