"Albertina celebrates Mozart" Albertina Museum Tip by Muya

Albertina Museum, Vienna: 49 reviews and 88 photos

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      Various portraits of Mozart
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      Inside the hall of the Albertina
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The Albertina is a great museum where you can admire, among others, paintings by Klimt or Schiele, Kokoschka and Warhol, for the 20th century. But other famous painters like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raffael, Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt and Rubens, Lorrain, Delacroix, Manet and Cézanne are also well represented.

But we chose to visit Albertina with another purpose : we wanted to see the special exhibition held in honour of Mozart's 250th birthday. And we learned a lot about his life. We got an audio guide at the entrance, and followed the special carpet designed for the exhibition. Very interesting, although the numbers showing paintings or objects from Mozart's time were not always following the order of the visit. Anyway, we could listen to parts of his music while seeing the original scores he wrote... and that was great for me who knows nothing about classical music !

I also learned that there was no faithful representation of Mozart, since it was less important to him to leave a real trace of his face than a good music. So we have many different portraits representing his face. (see the second picture)

Address: Albertinaplatz 1, A- 1010 Wien
Directions: At Augustinerstraße
Phone: +43 1 534 83-0
Website: http://www.albertina.at/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 9, 2006
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