ON THE WINGS OF MUSIC

ROUND AND ABOUT THE CAPITAL OF MUSIC

In Vienna the musical heritage is evident at every turn, the city is brimming with musical sites & sights, but also many initially silent witnesses. An exclusive guided tour makes them come alive and music history to an exciting journey for all your senses! 

So, if you wish to fall in love with Vienna’s multi-faceted beauty, be lulled by its symphonies, feel its vibrations, smell its fragrances and taste its flavours, please, send me an email or contact me by phone!

The list of great artists and stars who lived / worked / composed / conducted / performed / were inspired by and are forever entwined in Viennas history, is amazing: Antonio Vivaldi / Christoph Willibald Gluck / Joseph Haydn / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Antonio Salieri / Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Liszt / Franz Schubert / Anton Bruckner / Johannes Brahms / Josef Lanner / Johann Strauss / Josef Strauss / Hugo Wolf / Gustav Mahler / Arnold Schönberg / Alban Berg / Ralph Benatzky / Max Steiner / Anton Karas / Herbert von Karajan / Peter Alexander / Falco / Udo Jürgens / …

Not to forget everything that goes with it: critics / journalists / musical instrument builders / theatre operators / members of the various orchestras / publishers / copyists / … and, of course, the critical as well as enthusiastic audience

Whenever and whatever reason for you are in Vienna: Welcome to the world capital of music!

FROM THE COURT ORCHESTRA TO A CONTEMPORARY SOUND EXPERIENCE

In Vienna, classical music lives and breathes as nowhere else on the planet. Explore with me the numerous music landmarks and attractions of the city, legendary concert halls and the favourite haunts & hide-outs of the iconic orchestras.

Through many heart-warming stories and anecdotes about the New Year’s Concert / the Repertoire of the Vienna State Opera / the Ball season / the Musikverein / the Vienna Konzerthaus / the Theater an der Wien / the Volksoper / the Musical Theatres / the Lifeball / the Danube Island Festival (“Donauinselfest”) / …

Upon request, guided walks can be arranged in combination with any music landmark, e.g. a backstage tour of the Vienna State Opera and/or a guided tour of the Vienna Philharmonic Museum, located in the House of Music.

JOSEPH HAYDN IN VIENNA

Joseph Haydn was a brilliant composer, businessman and adventurer in turbulent times. He spent his childhood, youth and retirement in Vienna. This is also where he established ties with the powerful Hungarian Esterházy family.  

Join me on a guided walk through Vienna following Haydn’s footsteps. With many heart-warming stories and anecdotes about his countless achievements and triumphs between the estates of the Esterházy family, Imperial Vienna & London, his interactions with his many fans and admirers, including his amorous adventures; his dealings with clients, critics and competitors as well as his residences, haunts and hide-outs; his scandals and eccentricities, … you will be guided towards a better understanding of the man behind the musical genius.

With many acquaintances and connections to the other celebrated stars of his time, upon request, guided walks can be arranged in combination with other landmarks and also a guided tour of the Haydn Museum in Viennas 6th district or the House of Music in Vienna’s 1st district.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS SUPERSTAR

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg on 27 January 1756 and spent one third of his short life travelling through Europe, devoting the final ten and a half years thereof turning Vienna upside down.

Join me on a guided walk through Vienna’s historic city centre following Mozart’s footsteps. With many heart-warming stories and anecdotes about his turbulent life, sudden death and remarkable funeral in Josephinian Vienna; his interactions with his many fans and admirers, including his amorous adventures; his dealings with clients, critics and competitors as well as his residences, haunts and hide-outs; his scandals and eccentricities; his countless achievements and triumphs; his sensory experiences, … you will be guided towards a better understanding of the man behind the musical genius.

With many acquaintances and connections to the other celebrated stars of his time, upon request, guided walks can be arranged in combination with other landmarks and also a guided tour of the Mozart House Vienna or the House of Music, both in Vienna’s 1st district.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn on 16 December 1770, came to Vienna as a student and stayed here for the rest of his life – although not at just one address… In view of his incredibly frequent change of residence (67x within Vienna!!!), you can really draw on abundant resources when it comes to Beethoven tours! 

Join me on a guided walk through Vienna’s historic city centre, Vienna-Alsergrund and/or Vienna-Heiligenstadt following Beethoven’s footsteps! With many heart-warming stories and anecdotes about his sensory experiences with and despite his limited and later lacking hearing ability; his interactions with his many fans and admirers, including his amorous adventures; his dealings with clients, critics and competitors as well as his numerous residences, haunts and hide-outs; his scandals and eccentricities; his countless achievements and triumphs, … you will be guided towards a better understanding of the man behind the musical genius.

With many acquaintances and connections to the other celebrated stars of his time, upon request, guided walks can be arranged in combination with other landmarks and also a guided tour of the Beethoven Museum in Vienna’s 19th district, the Beethoven-Pasqualatihouse and/or the House of Music, both in Vienna’s 1st district.

FROM THE BLUE DANUBE WALTZ TO THE RADETZKY MARCH

JOHANN STRAUSS & THE VIENNESE WALTZ

Johann Strauss (son) was born in Vienna-Leopoldstadt and became his father’s most important rival. Given the impressive success of the entire dynasty, the very air of Vienna pulsates in three-quarter time and when it comes to Strauss tours you can really go all out in having a ball all over the town!

Join me on a guided walk through Vienna’s historic city centre, Vienna-Leopoldstadt, Vienna-Neubau and/or Vienna-Hietzing following the Strauss dynasty’s footsteps! With many heart-warming stories and anecdotes about its handling with the booming mania for dancing and the evolution & development of the Viennese Waltz; its interactions with its many fans and admirers, including some amorous adventures; its dealings with clients, critics and competitors as well as its numerous residences, haunts and hide-outs; its scandals and eccentricities; its countless achievements and triumphs, … you will be guided towards a better understanding of the (wo)men behind the musical geniuses.

With many acquaintances and connections to the other celebrated stars of their time, upon request, guided walks can be arranged in combination with other landmarks and also guided tour of the House of Musicthe Johann Strauss Apartement and/or the Strauss Museum in Vienna’s 9th district.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR MUSIC LOVERS

The streets of Vienna are (still) alive with the spirit of the countless producing, contributing and/or savouring music lovers, (even) today. 

Let me guide you through one of these outstanding collections before, during or after one of our music walks:

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Mag.a Helga Fülöp
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