Capital Cities in Music and the Arts: Vienna with Peter Medhurst

Capital Cities in Music and the Arts: Vienna with Peter Medhurst


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Join lecturer and recitalist Peter Medhurst from his music room in London for a series of conversations that will spotlight the prodigal musical talent which has stemmed from the great capital cities of Venice, Berlin, and Vienna across the ages. Illustrated with musical examples, this interactive series is designed to be enjoyed one at a time, or as part of a longer conversation with like-minded music enthusiasts. 

Our second installment explores Vienna’s cultural arts heritage through a historical lens. Despite the enormous political challenges that Vienna faced between 1780 and 1830 – the decline of the Holy Roman Empire, battles against Napoleon, unprecedented inflation, and state bankruptcy following the wars – the city thrived, culturally.  In fact, it could be argued that Vienna never had a finer moment in terms of its artistic achievements.  Much of the familiar, visionary building of the city was in place, outstanding writers, poets, architects, and painters brimmed with original ideas, and above all, composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert had made Vienna the musical capital of the world.  

With music to the fore, Peter Medhurst explores the history and the arts of Vienna in the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an understanding of what it is that gives Venice its unique sound. This conversation is part of a musical series with Peter Medhurst. 

Each session is designed as a stand-alone seminar as well as part of the series. We invite you to also explore:

  • Capital Cities in Music: Venice with Peter Medhurst
  • Capital Cities in Music: Berlin with Peter Medhurst

Peter Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied composition and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music in London, and singing with Erik Werba at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He is known today for his lecture-recital work which has taken him to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as to all the major cities in Europe. He lectures for The Arts Society, The National Trust, and The Art Fund. Peter also leads tours abroad to places like Venice, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, and Madrid, and as part of the time spent exploring these places he gives organ recitals on the historic instruments in the various cathedrals and churches.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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merry bruns (Chevy Chase, US)
Peter Medhurst-Vienna

Peter is a wonderful musicologist, who understands exactly how to tie it all together: how the history, painting, architecture, and music of a particular city develop over time, how how all the elements affect each other.
He does a great deal in just over an hour, and I recommend these Capital Cities highly-they'll make your next trip much richer and more personal.

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Lisa A Dimberg (Evanston, US)
Lisa Dimberg Capital Cities in Music and the Arts: Vienna Review

I loved this overview of the artistic, architectural, musical and political history of Vienna and the beautiful accompanying photos and musical excerpts!

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merry bruns (Chevy Chase, US)
Peter Medhurst-Vienna

Peter is a wonderful musicologist, who understands exactly how to tie it all together: how the history, painting, architecture, and music of a particular city develop over time, how how all the elements affect each other.
He does a great deal in just over an hour, and I recommend these Capital Cities highly-they'll make your next trip much richer and more personal.

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Lisa A Dimberg (Evanston, US)
Lisa Dimberg Capital Cities in Music and the Arts: Vienna Review

I loved this overview of the artistic, architectural, musical and political history of Vienna and the beautiful accompanying photos and musical excerpts!