Wiener Konzerthaus

Klimt's Beethoven Frieze

© Gustav Klimt, Beethovenfries, Secession Wien, Foto: Oliver Ottenschläger

The entire show was an homage to Ludwig van Beethoven. Klimt’s monumental frieze greeted visitors in the entrance hall. Thirty-four meters wide and two meters high is this opulent, ornamental "symphony"; in which Klimt sought to immortalize Beethoven's "Ninth" and its interpretation by Richard Wagner.

Not only contemporaries were deeply impressed by this work - the world at large is still showing its appreciation. Originally, the cycle was intended to be dismantled once the exhibition had ended. A collector bought the frieze in 1903 and removed it from the wall, separating it into seven pieces. In 1973, the Republic of Austria bought the valuable work and made it accessible to the public in 1986 in a room specially created for it in the Secession.

A key work of the creative awakening at the dawn of the twentieth century, the Beethoven Frieze unfolds a sprawling narrative across three walls that is propelled by man’s yearning for happiness. In the final scene, female figures—allegories of the arts—guide the quester into the realm of the ideal. Klimt’s apotheosis of art, which shows a couple kissing before the chorus of the angels of paradise, contains a direct reference to Beethoven. “Joy, beautiful divine spark!—This kiss for the whole world,” the chorus sings in the fourth movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which is based on Friedrich Schiller’s Ode to Joy.

While visiting the frieze, visitors can listen to the 4th movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125, through headphones

Ludwig van Beethoven, fourth movement of the Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 / Finale Presto
Wiener Symphoniker, Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Soloists: Anja Kampe, Daniela Sindram, Burkhard Fritz, René Pape
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Choirmaster: Johannes Prinz

Venue

Secession

Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien

Current Dates

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September

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October

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November

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