Graz is a town in the South-East of Autria. The sculptor is Johannes Benk (born 27.7.1844 in Vienna, died 12.3.1944 in Vienna). It is at the Stefaniensaal at Graz that this statue was inaugurated in 1928. It was created by Johannes Benk in 1911. Any other information about this statue is welcome.
This bust of Beethoven is at Mödling, by the corner of the main Beethoven haus in that town. It is a bronze head, and it is small, somehow life size. Mödling is a charming small village, south of Vienna, with many old houses, since it was not destroyed by the Turks in 1683. Mödling is situated on a hillside, near […]
Heiligenstadt, prevoiusly on the outskirts of Vienna, is now one of the capital’s districts. Beethoven visited the area frequently, and it was there that he wrote the famous Heiligenstadt Testement in 1802. The statue is situated in Heiligenstadt Park. It was sculpted in marble by Fritz Hänlein following a model by Robert Weigl. It was erected by the Association of male […]
There is a lovely museum to visit in Floridsdorf, north-west of the centre of Vienna. This museum is installed in a small house which was owned by Marie Erdödy, a faithful, discrete and efficient friend to Beethoven who payed her visits there. The curious visitor can read documents, and discover paintings, scores, etc. relating to the house, it’s owner and […]
This statue of Beethoven was erected at the Beethovenplatz, near the Konzerthaus, at Vienna. It was commissioned by the Vienna “Friends of Music” just after the Beethoven’s centenary. It was unveiled on May 1st 1880. Since then it has been moved due to the clearing of the base of the Danube. The sculptor Caspar Clemens von Zumbush created this statue […]