Has anyone been to a concert in Vienna at the Golden Hall? Did you enjoy it?
I assume you are referring to the main room at the Musikverein?
Yes, I have been to a performance there, and it was a memorable experience in a beautiful space.
Most astonishing are the acoustics of that room. No matter where you are seated you can hear the finest nuances.
It is said to be the best concert hall in the world, having competed for that title only with the old Berlin Philharmony (unfortunately destroyed in WWII). At least, it is always ranked among the the top ten worldwide.
Exactly as wmt1 says . I have attended anumber of performances there , and the nuanced response in the hall is incomparable . Pre pandemic , on my last visit to Vienna ( Autumn 2019 ) , a glorious Mahler 6 with The Cleveland Orchestra . The one thing I would add , is to look at the programming for which concert you plan to attend . Depending on your personal tastes , not everything may be suitable for your ears . One other hall which is also highly esteemed is Boston Symphony Hall . The architects ( McKim , Mead , and White ) studied The Musikverein closely , and patterned their design on it .
Well, not only I've been there, I actually was there on an orchestra concert tour so I visited it inside out.
The concert stage has a peculiar form (very narrow and steep risers) and I cannot remember another hall with such a feature. There is no "back of the orchestra" as everybody is completely exposed. The acoustics is very good, surely one of the best in the world - but IMHO the Tchaikovsky conservatory hall in Moscow is still a little better (and they do not use risers at all, the stage is completely flat).
I assume you are a musician, which instrument ?
The OP left you hanging, steven. ☹️
Hello Dave ! Actually , my remark ( above ) was directed to the poster from Firenze . I was a bit curious if this was a musician , or a somewhat pretentious post. . The arrangement of the seating the poster describes , is accurate , but not as important to the sound quality as he or she infers . In any event , it is good to hear from you . My wife and I were actually talking about you a day or two ago - Knowing that you appreciate good music , I thought you would enjoy this ( a little off topic here , I confess ) One of my favorite orchestras is the HR ( Frankfurt ) symphony , and this program recently streamed , blew me away . One of the best interpretations of this work , I have ever heard , I am still thinking about it . Enjoy it, the precision and sensitivity are stunning ! https://youtu.be/PtY0ujNuAcc
Thanks everyone for your input and responses!!! Very helpful!!!
Hi, steven. Thanks for sharing the link. Tremendous!