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Just released FRANZ LISZT: HEILIGENLEGENDEN I, the first CD in the new series on Aparté! 
Liszt's predestination for sacred music undoubtedly stems from his childhood, during which he had a close connection to Catholicism through his father. He subsequently composed numerous works expressing the virtues of various saints. Martin Haselböck and the Orchestra Wiener Akademie, together with renowned soloists, dedicate a series of recordings to these works. 
A limited edition of signed CDs is now available!
Price: € 20,- plus shipping costs

...a substantial performance...assured and buoyant...

Resound Recording Vol. 6
AllMusic | 05. Mar 2019

The production is never less than compelling to watch

Government shutdown...but Black Cat goes on
LA Times | 22. Jan 2019
Oberösterreichische Nachrichten | 17. Dec 2018
Music Web International | 01. Nov 2018

The Sound of Weimar

The recordings are extremely clear and the use of period instruments really makes the details stand out brilliantly. Read more
Music Web International | 01. Nov 2018

"Super Faszinierend"

...Wer Beethoven anders als sonst - spontan und extrem musikalisch - hören möchte, kann Resound Beethoven nicht ignorieren.
de Gelderlander | 06. Jun 2018

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Orchester Wiener Akademie brings the works of Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn back to the venues of their premiere performances, in their original sound.

Martin Haselböck & Orchester Wiener Akademie

Bach, Mozart & Beethoven did not compose their masterpieces for the instruments used by the symphonic orchestras of today - indeed, nor did later composers, such as Brahms and Bruckner. They wrote for quite a different sound-world: violins and cellos with gut strings, early oboes and flutes, valveless trumpets and horns, and timpani stretched with goatskin allow the clear and transparent, yet velvety, soft sound the composers had in mind.

This 'original sound' has been the focus of our artistic work for more than 30 years now. In this time, the audience's interest has increased enormously, and many distinguished musicians who perform on both modern and historical instruments have become affiliated with our ensemble.
The orchestra's international reputation has been established through several pioneering achievements in concert, opera and on recordings: the first performances of Mozart's great operas on period instruments; the award-winning recordings of Baroque oratorios from their places of origin; the performances of the piano concertos of Liszt and Brahms performed on the pianos the composers themselves used; the multi-award-winning recording series of Liszt's complete orchestral works; and the RESOUND concert series, featuring the works of Beethoven performed in the historical venues of their first performances.  An essential role in achieving these great moments of music making and interpretive depth is filled by funded research and musicological support.

This voyage of musical discovery can only continue with your support.  Follow us into this world, where the 'familiar' is experienced anew, again and again.