Ludwig von Beethoven: 'Heiligenstädter Testament' & 'Eroica' - Art poster - Austria - 1990-1999
Art poster announcing a retrospective exhibition 'Musikergedenkstätten Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien' about the life of the German composer Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827) with a focus on his writings/works 'Heiligenstädter Testament' and 'Eroica'. The poster was designed by A&H Haller as a republication by the 'Museen der Stadt Wien', while the exhibition was sponsored by Wien Kultur and Deutsche Grammophon. Professionally framed in oak behind plexiglass.
Nowhere else in Vienna can you get closer to Ludwig van Beethoven - it was here that he survived a tragic turning point in his life, when he moved to the then spa town of Heiligenstadt in an attempt to cure his progressive deafness. His residence in Probusgasse (in the current 19th arrondissement) is beautifully preserved and tells the story of the life and work of the world-famous composer through documents, objects and many musical examples.
Ultimately, the hoped-for cure failed to materialize. In the so-called "Heiligenstadt Testament", which Beethoven wrote here in 1802, his despair is clearly palpable. From that moment on he would increasingly withdraw from social life. His true destiny was composition. Some of his most important works, including the first drafts of the "Eroica" and the famous "Sturmsonata", were written in Heiligenstadt. In addition, the exhibition also examines Beethoven's youth in Bonn, his social relationships and his musical legacy. (Source: Wien Museum)
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