Haus der Musik is an interactive sound museum which provides a new approach to music on a playful as well as scientific level.
Become the “Virtual Conductor” of the masterpiece
In winter 1866/67, Johann Strauss composed the Waltz „By the beautiful blue Danube”, op. 314, short - the Blue Danube. Soon after, the work became Vienna’s unofficial anthem and one of the most performed pieces of music in the classical repertoire worldwide. At Haus der Musik, the visitors get the unique opportunity to conduct the work themselves, as “virtual conductor” and a whole exhibition room is dedicated to Johann Strauss (1825 - 1899) and the Viennese Waltz.more
Gustavo Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The 2017 New Year's Concert took place on January 1, 2017, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in the Vienna Musikverein. Gustavo Dudamel, who was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 1981, became the youngest conductor in the 75 year history of the New Year's Concert. The concertwas broadcast in over 90 countries and followed by up to 50 million television viewers around the world. Visitors get to enjoy the very best of the Vienna Philharmonic in exceptional image and sound quality in Haus der Musik’s high end concert hall.more
The world famous orchestra was founded in 1842 by Otto Nicolai.
The composer and Director Otto Nicolai (1810-1849) had his apartment here, in the currently Haus der Musik, as he founded in 1842 the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. This link was the reason why the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra moved its Historical archive to HAUS DER MUSIK. The scientific documentation of the world famous orchestra is pursued here and made accessible to the public.more
Current exhibitions and events.
Detailed information on current special exhibitions, new installations and events can be found here.
Haus der Musik is a centre of lively debate - with a program of events for children and adults - and a venue for all kinds of cultural events. All current events are listed in our event calendar.