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|Purcell and Monteverdi at the Musikverein|
|If Vienna is the holy temple of classical music (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Bruckner and Mahler all spent large tracts of their careers here), then the Musikverein is its holy of holies. Just soaking in all that history makes a visit here into a special occasion, and the heavily gilt halls are as opulent and redolent of empire as you might imagine. We went to the smaller Brahms-Saal to hear the acclaimed early music group Lautten Compagney Berlin play a programme of works by Purcell, Monteverdi and various lesser known composers.
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