One Hundred Years Ago

Anthony Burton introduces the European Broadcasting Union's celebration of the 1890s, in which broadcasters from nine countries step back in time to perform the music of a century ago.

The celebration begins in Austria.

Johannes Brahms died in Vienna on 3 April 1897, and to commemorate the centenary of his death, the Vienna Brahms Soloists perform his String Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111.

Like Brahms, Hugo Wolf settled in Vienna.

The lieder contained in the second volume of his Italian Songbook were composed in 1896.

The young Austrian soprano Cornelia Hosp sings a selection, accompanied on piano by David Coleman.

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Anthony Burton introduces the European Broadcasting Union's celebration of the 1890s, in which broadcasters from nine countries step back in time to perform the music of a century ago.

The celebration begins in Austria.

Johannes Brahms died in Vienna on 3 April 1897, and to commemorate the centenary of his death, the Vienna Brahms Soloists perform his String Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111.

Like Brahms, Hugo Wolf settled in Vienna.

The lieder contained in the second volume of his Italian Songbook were composed in 1896.

The young Austrian soprano Cornelia Hosp sings a selection, accompanied on piano by David Coleman.