The photo pictures of music sites - opera houses, musicisns' monuments, statues, plaques, and music related objects, taken during our trip to Austria, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia, July 13 - July 25, 2012.
Vienna is the capital and the largest city of Austria with population of 1.73 million. Music is one of Vienna's legacies. Musical prodigies including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schoenberg have lived and worked there.
The Zentralfriedhof (German for "Central Cemetery") is one of the largest cemeteries in the world, largest by number of interred in Europe and most famous cemetery among Vienna's nearly 50 cemeteries.
Vienna is a city of music since time immemorial, and the municipality expressed gratitude to composers by granting them monumental tombs. Interred in the Zentralfriedhof are notables such as Beethoven and Schubert who were moved there in 1888, and Johannes Brahms, Antonio Salieri, Johann Strauss II and Arnold Schoenberg. There is a cenotaph erected in honour of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but he was actually buried in nearby St. Marx Cemetery.
(Monuments from left-Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert)
Ralph Benatzky (1884-1957), an Austrian composer of Czech origin (when Benatzky was born Bohemia was part of the Austrian empire, Benatzky mostly worked in Vienna). He composed operas and operettas, such as Casanova (1928), Die drei Musketiere (1929), Im weißen Rössl (1930), and Meine Schwester und ich (1930). He died in Zürich, Switzerland.
The story of Benatzky's operetta "Im Weissen Rossl"(The White Horse Inn) was taken place at this Inn in the village of Hallstatt. Hallstatt, Upper Austria, is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the Hallstätter See (a lake). Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture.