Year: 2022 | Grade: 3



String Ensemble & Solo


Otto M. Schwarz is not only a composer of symphonic music, but he also composes for films and documentaries. This is the genre in which Pictures of Vienna for string orchestra were written, depicting various sights, events, or characters from Vienna’s golden age. By writing this work as if composed in that time, the composer has created an immediate link to the era. The Belvedere Palace with its huge baroque-style park was built by Johann Lucas von Hildebrand for Prince Eugene of Savoy in 1723. Today it is home to one of Austria’s most famous museums.