Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Vienna or... London?

  1. #1
    Lieutenant Commander, Concertmaster SilverLuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    105
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question Vienna or... London?

    Which one is the real capital of classicla music? I find just as many results that London is now the world capital of music (because of the many orchestras) while others say it's Vienna (because of composers and the birthplace of most classical music). Which one is really it? Which one has more music involved in it's everyday society?
    Thanks for all your help!
    ~Silver
    SilverLuna: colorist and effects animator
    for the Wolf movie (www.wolfmovie.com)
    This is my art!! www.loboe.deviantart.com !!



    *~I'm a proud organist~*
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtj300j129k&fmt=18
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hczd6WKMBUc&fmt=18

    ~Silver

  2. #2
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso Dorsetmike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts
    4,519
    Post Thanks / Like
    I think there may be a lot of argument on this; not so much putting a cat among the pigeons, more a pride of lions among a herd of antelope .

    I for one would disagree with Vienna being the birthplace of MOST classical music, certainly quite a bit in the late 1700s and 1800s, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Strauss family and others, but many more composers were not associated with Vienna.

    Most European countries can claim to have provided large amounts of classical music, example in the Baroque period, Germany, Italy, France and England possibly led the way, later Russia produced a lot of good classical music.

    I would rather say Europe as a whole is the birthplace of classical music as we know or classify it. Other countries and continents have their own musical traditions which in the most part are not so popular outside their own area.

    As for the present day, you suggest London due to the number of fine orchestras based there, is this really the case though, perhaps CD can suggest quite a few around Moscow; France, Germany, Austria and Italy can probably field a fair few. In the States you seem to have your orchestras spread out, on this side of the pond we rarely hear of more than about half a dozen American orchestras, Boston, New York Philharmonic and Symphony, Philadelphia although according to Wiki there are lots

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States

    in comparison English orchestras and ensembles

    http://www.abo.org.uk/Information/About-Orchestras/

    and the Wiki entry for Europe (including UK)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...tras_in_Europe
    Cheers MIKE.

    How many roads must a man walk down ... ... before he admits he's lost?

  3. #3
    Lieutenant Commander, Concertmaster SilverLuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    105
    Post Thanks / Like
    Oh my goodness, I didn't know it was going to be this contreversial xD Jist everywhere in the TV and the computer Vienna is the captial of classical music/concerts, but then yeterday I saw all this stuff about London....D: but I agree that classical music really came from most contries in Europe, so it's understandable not To have a designated area devoted just to classical music xD I guess it was also Mozarts birthplace so that made a whole lot of humbojumbo :/
    SilverLuna: colorist and effects animator
    for the Wolf movie (www.wolfmovie.com)
    This is my art!! www.loboe.deviantart.com !!



    *~I'm a proud organist~*
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtj300j129k&fmt=18
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hczd6WKMBUc&fmt=18

    ~Silver

  4. #4
    Rear Admiral Appassionata
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    north tyneside
    Posts
    1,817
    Post Thanks / Like
    There are probably more composers associated with Salzberg than Vienna

  5. #5
    Vice Admiral Virtuoso wljmrbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Taylors, South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    3,057
    Post Thanks / Like
    I would have to say Europe in-order-to cover most of the classical composers.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

Similar Threads

  1. H. Heron 1730-1795
    By Dorsetmike in forum Pipe Organ Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Feb-03-2009, 19:04
  2. Greetings from London
    By Robert Newman in forum [New Members] Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Dec-05-2008, 12:44
  3. London Singer Shereen Shabana
    By Steven Jackson in forum General Music Debate Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May-24-2006, 02:45
  4. Greetings from London
    By Majicjo in forum [New Members] Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Nov-09-2005, 16:40
  5. 9 HOURS OF METAL MAYHEM @ MEAN FIDDLER, LONDON
    By freshsounds in forum Symphonic & Heavy Metal Music Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Sep-22-2005, 15:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •