Vienna has been an important center of musical innovation. 18th- and 19th-century composers were drawn to the city due to the patronage of the Habsburgs, and made Vienna the European capital of classical music. Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Johann Strauss II, among others, were associated with the city, with Schubert being born in Vienna. 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.

Austrian Classical Music – Great Austrian Composers

1 – Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G Minor K. 550
2 – Haydn – Symphony No. 94 in G
3 – Mahler – Symphony No. 1
4 – Schubert – Symphony No. 3 – Symphony No.3 D major


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