Monday, March 26, 2012

Music from Austria

From Wikipedia:

Vienna has been an important center of musical innovation. 18th and 19th century composers were drawn to the city due to the patronage of theHabsburgs, and made Vienna the European capital of classical musicWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van Beethoven and Johann Strauss II, among others, were associated with the city. During the Baroque period, Slavic and Hungarian folk forms influenced Austrian music. Vienna's status began its rise as a cultural center in the early 16th century, and was focused around instruments including the lute.


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