The Venue's History in few words …
This was opened on 19 October 1913 by Richard Strauss (with Festliches Präludium, a work written specially for the occasion).
The conductors Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, Pierre Boulez and Claudio Abbado, among others, have succeeded one another here.
It is also the venue for contemporary music; no less than 650 premieres have been held here during the last fifty years.
The concert hall’s other special feature is that it offers varied encounters between the audience and the performers.