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Concert series: Innsbruck Evening Concerts
Walther von der Vogelweide meets Oswald von Wolkenstein: Minnesingers (lyric poets) made Innsbruck and Tyrol a hotspot for popular music in the Middle Ages – and early music still delights audiences in Innsbruck today. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful sounds of early music and the language of yesteryear during the Innsbruck Evening Concerts. This concert series runs from October to June and features music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Composers in Innsbruck
Innsbruck was a magnet for musicians. Patrons of the arts, such as the Habsburgs and other wealthy families, attracted many great masters to the city and wonderful melodies were created here. South Tyrolean Renaissance composer Leonhard Lechner worked here following the great creative minds of the Middle Ages. Several Flemish composers, such as Heinrich Isaac, Jacobus Regnart and Alexander Utendal, also made their careers in Innsbruck. As did their Italian counterparts Antonio Cesti and Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani. The works of these composers are performed during the Innsbruck Evening Concerts alongside well-known pieces from the rest of Europe that were created during the same period – a great way to compare the level in Innsbruck at the time. Renowned international ensembles delight audiences and take you on a journey to the artistic golden age of this holiday destination.