The lives and work of Papa Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In 18th century Vienna, a dynasty was born from the unbreakable bond between these two extraordinary men of music. It was a bond forged from respect and friendship.
The life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven. More has been written about Beethoven than any other composer, yet he remains a man of mystery. In early adulthood he moved from Bonn to Vienna to study with Haydn.
The life and work of Franz Schubert, born in Vienna in 1797. For a composer of such joyful melody there is a sad side to his story.
The lives and works of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Both were born into well-to-do families and unlike Mozart, the vaudeville-style tour as a child prodigy was refused for the young Brahms.
Featuring the life of the Strauss dynasty. Johann Strauss lost his parents at the age of seven and worked as a bookbinder until his music made the whole world dance.
Featuring the life of Gustav Mahler - how anti-Semitism made his life difficult, his scandalous wedding with the femme fatale Alma Schindler and more.