TALES FROM VIENNA

 Experience the magic of Vienna in its heyday with classic music of the era played by Emma Johnson and Friends highlighted by fascinating insights from writer and radio presenter, John Suchet, and illustrated with photos and paintings of the era.

Vienna in the 19th century was an extraordinary city, a hotbed of musical creativity that nurtured Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss and Schubert. But hidden under the apparently harmless mania for wine, women and song were germinating the seeds of social discontent that would trigger the First World War.

"Such an enjoyment of music making with technically superb, charismatic playing......Emma Johnson's Strauss arrangements are as frothy as a glass of bubbly!" Gramophone Magazine

"I heard nothing but praise from the audience for your peformance, selection of music and John's contribution to the event." Gemma Okell, director Blackheath Concert Halls

 Music by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Lehar, as well as the Strauss family: Radetzky March, Champagne Polka, Fruhlingsstimmen Walzer, Kaiser Walzer, Perpetuum Mobile....