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VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

Artistic Director: Gerald Wirth

Boys have been singing at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor since the 15th century. In 1498 the court moved from Innsbruck to Vienna and the Hapsburg Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian requested 12 boy-singers to join his courtmusicians; ever since, the year 1498 is regarded as the official foundation date of the Imperial Chapel and the Vienna Boys’ Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben). The imperial court attracted musicians such as Isaac, Haydn, Mozart, Salieri, Schubert, and Bruckner, some of whom were themselves choristers.

Until 1918 the chapel performed exclusively for the court. After the dissolution of the Hapsburg Empire in 1918, the Austrian government took over the court opera but not the choirboys. The choir owes its survival to the initiative of Josef Schnitt, who established the choir as a private institution, in which the former court choirboys became the Wiener Sängerknaben and the imperial uniform was replaced by the sailor suit, the height of boys’ fashion at that time.

Today there are around a hundred choristers between the ages of 10 and 14, divided into four touring choirs. The choirs give around 300 hundred concerts each year, attended by almost half a million people around the world. The repertoire includes everything from Gregorian chant to popular music, as well as children’s operas. Together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the choir provides the music for the Sunday mass in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498. Since the 1930s the Vienna Boys’ Choir has been recording film music, and has contributed to the soundtracks of major motion pictures in Austria, Germany, Japan and the United States.

For further information, please visit www.wsk.at.


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Choir 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
100 MASTERPIECES OF SACRED CHORAL MUSIC Capriccio
C7155
Choral - Sacred
ANGEL VOICES - The Boys' Choirs Christmas Celebration Capriccio
C7069
Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: Arias - BWV 21, 51, 53, 82, 199, 244, 248 Capriccio
C10882
Choral - Sacred
BIZET, G.: Carmen (Vienna State Opera, 1978) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107263
Opera DVD
Choral Concert - BORTNIANSKY, D. / BACH, J.S. / MOZART, W.A. / SILCHER, F. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / BRUCKNER, A. / SCHUBERT, F. Capriccio
C10816
Choral - Sacred
Choral Concert - BORTNIANSKY, D. / BACH, J.S. / MOZART, W.A. / SILCHER, F. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / BRUCKNER, A. [SACD version] Capriccio
C71007
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music - BORTNIANSKY, D. / SCHUBERT, F. / BRUCKNER, A. / BRUCH, M. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SILCHER, F. / RHEINBERGER, J.G. Capriccio
C67136-38
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (100 Masterpieces) Capriccio
C49565
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Ave Maria Choruses) - BACH, J.S. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SCHUBERT, F. / BRUCKNER, A. / PERGOLESI, G.B. Capriccio
C10769
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - BACH, J.S. / SCHUBERT, F. / ZELENKA, J.D. / SCHEIN, J.H. / HANDEL, G.F. / SCHUTZ, H. / BRUCKNER, A. / SCHUBERT, F. Capriccio
C49337
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - HANDEL, G.F. / MOZART, W.A. / HAYDN, F.J. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / BACH, J.S. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / BRUCKNER, A. Capriccio
C49333
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - HANDEL, G.F. / MOZART, W.A. / SCHUBERT, F. / HAYDN, F.J. / HERBECK, J.R. / BACH, J.S. / BRUCKNER, A. (Vienna Boys Choir) Capriccio
C71020
Choral - Sacred, Opera, Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - SCHUBERT, F. / BRAHMS, J. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / VERDI, G. / MONTEVERDI, C. / BRUCKNER, A. / MOZART, W.A. / GRIEG, E. Capriccio
C49341
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS BOULEVARD Capriccio
C49329
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS CAROLS AROUND THE WORLD (Vienna Boys Choir) Capriccio
C10594
Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS CHORAL CONCERT - HANDEL, G.F. / MOZART, W.A. / BACH, J.S. / PRAETORIUS, M. / GRUBER, F.X. / BACH, J.C.F. / ADAM, A. Capriccio
C49105
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE CONCERT - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / PRAETORIUS, M. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / GABRIELI, G. Capriccio
C49310
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS MEDITATION Capriccio
C7073
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS SONGS (Krippenlieder) Capriccio
C10763
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS WITH THE VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Capriccio
C5160
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS WITH THE VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR - The Christmas Movie (NTSC) Capriccio
C9004
Classical Concert
CLASSIC MOODS - HUMPERDINCK, E. / FAURE, G. / BRAHMS, J. / SCHUMANN, R. / PUCCINI, G. / GRIEG, E. / SCHUBERT, F. / PUCCINI, G. / RHEINBERGER, J.G. Capriccio
C18411
Opera
CLASSIC MOODS - MOZART, W.A. / SILCHER, F. / SCHUBERT, F. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / HAYDN, F.J. / BRUCKNER, A. / BRAHMS, J. / BRUCH, M. Capriccio
C18406
Choral - Sacred
ENESCU: Oedipe Naxos
8.660163-64
Opera
ESSENTIAL MOZART (THE) (NTSC) EuroArts
2057278
Classical Concert
FAMOUS AUSTRIAN COMPOSERS - STRAUSS / MOZART, W.A. / SCHUBERT, F. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / HAYDN, F.J. / HAYDN, M. / ALBRECHTSBERGER, J.G. Capriccio
C49370
Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Choral - Secular
HANDEL, G.F.: Arias Capriccio
C71024
Vocal
HAYDN, F.J.: Schopfung (Die) (The Creation) (Marschik) Capriccio
C60065-2
Choral - Sacred
IN CELEBRATION OF ISRAEL Naxos
8.559461
Choral - Sacred
INTRODUCING THE WORLD OF AMERICAN JEWISH MUSIC Naxos
8.559406
Choral - Sacred
MAGIC MOMENTS OF OPERA (NTSC) (DVD Box Set) Arthaus Musik
107515
Opera DVD
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" (Merbeth, Heever, Grigorian, Botha, Daniel, Youn, Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, de Billy) Oehms Classics
OC768
Orchestral
MESSEN (Masses) - MOZART, W.A. / HAYDN, G.F. / SCHUBERT, F. / WEBER, C.-M. von / BEETHOVEN, L.V. / CHERUBINI, L. / GOUNOD, C.-F. Capriccio
C7161
Choral - Sacred
MILLER, Benzion: Cantor Benzion Miller Sings Cantorial Concert Masterpieces Naxos
8.559416
Vocal
MOZART, W.A.: Mass No. 16, "Coronation Mass" / BACH, J.S.: Ich hatte viel Bekummernis (Vienna Boys Choir, Marschik) Capriccio
C10531
Choral - Sacred
MOZART, W.A.: Mass No. 16, "Coronation Mass" / Missa brevis, "Organ solo" / Missa solemnis, "Waisenhausmesse" (Classic Collection) Capriccio
C51153
Choral - Sacred
MOZART, W.A.: Requiem / Ave verum corpus / BRUCKNER, A.: Ave Maria / Locus iste / Christus factus est (Marschik) Capriccio
C10589
Choral - Sacred
MOZART: GREATEST HITS (NTSC) EuroArts
2010005
Classical Concert
MUSSORGSKY: Khovanshchina Arthaus Musik
100310
Opera DVD
PERRY: Innocents Abroad (The) and other Mark Twain films, 1980-1985 Naxos
8.570200
Film and TV Music
PUCCINI, G.: Turandot (Vienna State Opera, 1983) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107319
Opera DVD
PUCCINI, G.: Tutto Puccini - The Complete Opera Edition (11 Blu-ray Disc Box Set) Arthaus Musik
107547
Opera DVD
PUCCINI, G.: Tutto Puccini - The Complete Opera Edition (11 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
107541
Opera DVD
PUCCINI: Turandot (Vienna State Opera, 1983) (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-CLOPTUR
Opera DVD
ROMANCE OF THE SILVER SCREEN (The) Naxos
8.578005-06
Film and TV Music
SCHUBERT, F.: Choral Music (Knothe) Phoenix Edition
Phoenix408
Choral - Sacred
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 'Great' / Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major (NTSC) EuroArts
2072108
Classical Concert
SPRING IN VIENNA - STRAUSS II, J., / LEHAR, F. / STOLZ, R. / KREISLER, F. / SUPPE, F. von Capriccio
C49152-1
Choral - Secular
SPRING PARADE Capriccio
C49364
Choral - Secular
VERDI, G.: Othello (Studio Production, 1965) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101505
Opera DVD
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR: A Jewish Celebration in Song Naxos
8.559419
Choral - Sacred
VIENNA BOY'S CHOIR: Mozart Celebration (A) (NTSC) EuroArts
2055168
Classical Concert
VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR: Silk Road (Blu-ray, Full-HD) Arthaus Musik
101470
Classical Documentary
VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR: Silk Road (Film, 2008) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101471
Classical Documentary
VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR: Silk Road (Film, 2008) (Premium CD+DVD Edition) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
101469
Classical Documentary, Film and TV Music
VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR: Silk Road (Music from the motion picture) Arthaus Musik
104028
Film and TV Music





 
 
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