Vivaldi - Four Seasons in Vienna

Location:Karlskirche - St. Charles Church in Vienna


VIVALDI: The four seasons

Orchestra 1756

on period instruments
In 2006 the Orchestra 1756 was founded. The orchestra devotes itself to the interpretation of musical works composed between 1750 and 1800. The unique sound originates from intensive work with the style of the 18th century, historic instruments, historical performance practice and a formation of musicians the pieces of music were written for. The Orchestra 1756 is submitted to a strict stylistic criteria.

In 1741 Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi died in Vienna. He was buried a few meters from the Karlskirche at “Spitaler Gottesacker“ graveyard. Today his grave is missing.

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In 1713, one year after the last great plague epidemic, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, pledged to build a church for his namesake patron saint, Charles Borromeo. 1741 Antonio Vivaldi was burried at Karlskirche. The church initially had a direct line of sight to the imperial Hofburg Palace and also used to be the imperial patronage parish until 1918