Diploma students studying arts at the International School of Stuttgart were fortunate to have the opportunity to experience the culture and history of visual art and music in Vienna.
The students developed an understanding of the first Viennese period, the classical period involving the main composers, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven and the second Viennese period, the early 20th century composers including Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern. The students found interesting connections between the visual art and the music styles of the time and political and social issues. They also experienced some 21st century soundscapes, chance music and experiments with sounds from the natural world. One of the highlights was the Opera, The Magic Flute.
Museum visits allowed students to carefully analyse the works of significant Austrian Secessionist artists, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele along with examine the remarkable collection of art and artefacts at the Kunsthistorisches Museum. In addition, the students took to the streets capturing markets scenes, people and parks of Vienna.