CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | 11 AM
Vienna’s Musical Giants: Treasures from the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
February 25 to May 5, 2014
Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall
154 West 57th Street
From February 25 through May 5, Carnegie Hall will display an extraordinary selection of rare musical artifacts—put on view to the public for the first time in the United States—as part of its exhibit, Vienna’s Musical Giants: Treasures from the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. Vienna’s Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Society of the Friends of Music) has loaned 25 priceless original manuscripts and artifacts to Carnegie Hall’s Archives for this special exhibit, which will include autograph scores and personal items of composers who feature prominently in Vienna’s musical history, such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Mozart, and Johann and Richard Strauss, among others. The items on display reflect the musical works to be performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera, and other artists as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide Vienna: City of Dreams festival.
The Rose Museum is located on Carnegie Hall’s second floor (entrance at 154 West 57th Street). The museum is open daily from 11:00 AM-4:30PM. Admission is free. The Rose Museum is also open to ticketed patrons before concerts and during intermission for events taking place in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.