A Short History of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
From Vienna into the World
What would Vienna be without the Philharmonic? 175 years have passed since the founding of this world-class orchestra in March of 1842, 175 years in which the musicians have provided their public countless glorious musical experiences. Their inimitable and unmistakable sound has aroused truly rapturous enthusiasm everywhere.
Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz tells us of the milestones in the Philharmonic’s history—collaboration with great conductors, the special quality of the “Vienna sound,” the daily work of an international orchestra—and in so doing unearths memorable anecdotes from behind the scenes.
With extensive illustrations and photographs from the Vienna Philharmonic archives