Beethoven in Wien | Viennanew

Andreas J. Hirsch
17 × 23,5 cm
216 pages
106 photos
and also historical photo material
English, German
Hardcover,  bound in linen,
„French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-50-0
November 2019

Beethoven in Wien | Vienna

„Music is revelation, superior
to any wisdom and philosophy.
Anyone who opens himself to my music
must become free of all misery.“

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), is one of the most famous and influential composers of all times. He was living in Vienna for more than 35 years and often changed addresses. The Theater an der Wien, where he also had an apartment for some time, was an important focal point for him. Here he conducted the world premiere of his only opera Fidelio and other main works of his. Taking the Theater an der Wien as a starting point, the author and photographer Andreas J. Hirsch traces the steps of the composer, exploring the magic of the Beethoven locations.


Andreas J. Hirsch

is a fine-art photographer, author and curator. His writings include books on Pablo Picasso, Tina Modotti, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and HR Giger as well as Creating the Future – A Brief History of Ars Electronica 1979–2019 and the children’s book Florian Federleicht und die Suche nach der Zauberperle. When he was the curator of Kunst Haus Wien from 2009 to 2014, he curated inter alia exhibitions of the works of René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Linda McCartney. The series LOVE OVER HATE – The Art of Peace, the project RE-READING THE CITY – Views of the Posturban Condition which was shown within the frame of Ars Electronica and the exhibition Have You Seen This? – A Photographic Odyssey through Salzburg in the Traklhaus on the Salzburg Fortress are part of his photographic oeuvre. Hirsch lives in Vienna.