150 Years of the Vienna World's Fair and Ludwig Bösendorfer

Bösendorfer and Ehrbar showed 10 grand pianos and 2 upright pianos in the Palace of Industry. A grand piano by Bösendorfer, designed together with the exhibition architect Josef Storck, could also be admired in the rotunda. In order to demonstrate the instruments, concerts were held, where the focus was less on the artistic performance, but rather on the sound and the special features of the instruments. The world exhibition was immediately used by music publishers and dance music composers as an advertising medium. Music publisher Adolf Bösendorfer, Ludwig's brother, also published numerous "World's Fair Music" for the occasion.

24 November 2023 - 23 March 2024



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