For nearly 40 years, Franz Bartolomey was the principal cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic. He followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who played violin and clarinet in the world-class orchestra with the storied "Vienna sound."
The Vienna Philharmonic is considered among the best orchestras in the world. It’s first ever concert was on March 28, 1842. Otto Nicolai was the first in a long line of acclaimed conductors to take to lead the ensemble.
This year, one of the world's most renowned orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic, celebrates its 175th birthday. The anniversary year will feature more than just a commemorative silver coin.
One of the world's foremost cellists and a highly-regarded conductor, Schiff passed away in a Vienna hospital early Friday morning (23.12.2016).
The world-renowned orchestra has handed over a neo-impressionist painting looted during World War II. The rightful owner died in 1999 without descendants, making it difficult for investigators to find the heirs.
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