"Haydnhaus and Brahms room" Haydnhaus mit Brahms-Gedenkraum Tip by margaretvn

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Joseph Haydn built this house with money he earned during his visits to London in 1791 and 1795 they had been very successful. The house was then in a new suburb of the city. He lived in the house from 1797 until his death in 1809 and it was here he wrote The Creation and The Seasons. One room of the house is dedicated to Johannes Brahms. Once again there are photocopies of letters and scores but there is also a pencil used by Haydn and a piano.It is strange to realise that Haydn's wife disliked music.
The museum is full of personal belongings of the composer, it makes the small museum so much more interesting because you really get the feel of the man himself. It brings it all much more to life. It was good to be able to take photos (without flash, but no film) because we were able to take home memories of the rooms.
Visit the Brahm's room in the Haydn House.
There is no Brahms house only this room in the Haydn House which has been filled with belongings of the composer Brahms. This is his wash table, but really it is so sad that there are not more things kept from this wonderful composer.
Brahms was born in Hamburg 1833, his father wasa player in the hamburg State Theatre. Brahms made his first public performance as a pianist in Hamburg in1848. From the age of 13 he earned his living by teaching and also by playing for dances, at theatres and in taverns. He first visited Vienna in 1862 and lived there for most of the next 35 years. He died in Vienna 1897 and is buried in the Central Graveyard.

Address: Haydngasse 19
Directions: U Bahn to Zieglergasse and then a short walk - it is well signposted.
Phone: +43 1 5961307
Website: http://www.wienmuseum.at/de/standorte/ansicht/haydnhaus.html

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2006
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