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Talks and Chamber Music at the Wittgenstein House


Between January and May 2012 a series of public talks, held at the Wittgenstein House, tried to throw a new light on contemporary artistic thinking and practice in Vienna, as well as its historic roots.

The former city residence of Margarethe Stonborough-Wittgenstein was designed and built in 1928 by her brother Ludwig together with Paul Engelmann, a pupil of Adolf Loos. Since its sale by the Stonborough family in the 1970s, the house has been home to the Bulgarian Culture Institute in Vienna.

The talks drew attention to the significance of Ludwig Wittgenstein and his family, and blended philosophy and music history. Figures including Franz Bartolomey, Dr. Wilhelm Sinkovicz, Gert Korentschnig, Michael Heltau, Dr. Michaela Schlögl, Prof. Dr. Allan Janik, Dr. Irene Suchy, Albena Danailova and Dr. Clemens Hellsberg spoke about the Wittgensteins, the Vienna Philharmonic, and about family traditions in the orchestra itself.

The 2012 talks took place on Sundays at 15:00, following the tradition of Margarethe Stonborough-Wittgestein’s music salons.

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