Classical Music Month~ September 30

Georg Adam Scheid‘s music room by Josef Maria Auchentaller

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, known as the Pastoral Symphony, inspired…Auchentaller (1865-1949) to create a monumental pictorial program in 1898/99 to adorn the music room at the villa of his father-in- law, the silver jewelry manufacturer Georg Adam Scheid. The ensemble, consisting of five paintings, represents the first artistic-pictorial realization of all movements of a Beethoven symphony and is a singular example of the tradition of music rooms, which experienced its heyday around 1900.”
~https://www.leopoldmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/115/inspirational-beethoven

Left: Dance of the Fairies / Oil on canvas / 230 × 185 cm
The Victor & Martha Thonet Collection Galerie punkt12, Vienna, Austria

Right: Fairy by the Brook / Oil on canvas / 175×73 cm
The Victor & Martha Thonet Collection Galerie punkt12, Vienna, Austria

Photo montage of the Beethoven music room in Villa Scheid, 1898/99
© Andreas Maleta, from the Victor & Martha Thonet Collection Galerie punkt12, Vienna, Austria
Photo: AMP, Andreas Maleta Press & Publication, Vienna, 2020

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