A5 Webern. Brahms. Beethoven

Orchestral series A


Dvořák Hall Rudolfinum
náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1, Praha 1


CZK 900 | 760 | 580 | 300 (SL/E*) | CZK 150 (ST*)
*SL/E partial view and organ gallery above the stage
*ST standing




Anton Webern
Symphony, Op. 21
Johannes Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 “Fate”
Domingo Hindoyan

Since the 18th century, Vienna has been considered one of the most important music capitals in Europe. It has long been the destination of countless musicians searching for a successful career or a good education. This city is the link between the three composers whose music you will hear at this concert – even though only one, Anton Webern, was born in Vienna. 

The oldest of the three, Ludwig van Beethoven, was part of the First Viennese School and his music marks the end of the Classical era. The programme includes his Symphony No. 5 in C minor “Fate”, arguably the composer’s most famous work. Johannes Brahms, originally from Hamburg, wrote music in the style of the Romantics, albeit drawing greatly from Viennese Classical music. His affinity with this period can be seen in his Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56, which thanks to its choice of theme is a work filled with classical nobility and elegance. 

The music of Anton Webern takes us to an entirely different world. As a member of the Second Viennese School and follower of Arnold Schoenberg, his music abandons tonal certainties and searches for new ways to organize tonal material, which are to be found mainly in serialism. Symphony Op. 21 is a unique example of Webern’s punctilious approach, attention to detail and ability to convey a concentrated message using very modest means.

Domingo Hindoyan, the Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, will guide us through three centuries of music in Vienna.

With support
Hl.město Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
General partner
Komerční Banka
Principal partner
General media partner
Česká televize
Principal media partner
Hospodářské noviny