Wien: Bösendorfer-Saal (old)

Country: Austria (Österreich)
State: Wien
City: Wien
Location: 1.; Herrengasse 6

Concert hall, built 1872 for Ludwig Bösendorfer by converting the former "Liechtenstein Riding School". Used for solo recitals and chamber concerts. Praised by many world-famous composers and pianists for outstanding acoustics. Demolished 1913.

[1930 the 16-storey apartment block "Hochhaus Herrengasse" by Theiss and Jaksch was built on the site.]

[The concert hall currently known as "Bösendorfer-Saal" is located at another site, Graf-Starhemberg-Gasse 14.]

Notable world premieres:

  • Anton Bruckner: Quintet in F (8 Jan 1885)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Presto for String Quartet (first public performance, 20 Dec 1898)
  • Franz Schreker: Flammen (concert perf., 24 Apr 1902)
  • Bruno Walter: Piano Quintet (20 Feb 1905)
  • Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 1 op. 7 (5 Feb 1907)
  • Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 2 op. 10 (21 Dec 1908)

Link: Wikipedia

Wien: Boesendorfer-Saal (old) Front Text: "Wien, Bösendorfer-Konzertsaal, Eingang, M. Arnssburg pinx.", sign: "Bösendorfer"
Publisher: Wiener Künstler-Postkarte; Serie S67/12
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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