175th Anniversary of the Philharmonic Orchestra - In celebration of the 175th anniversary of that “Grand Concert”, and thus the founding of the Vienna Philharmonic, this category pays homage to the world famous orchestra and its unique sound. Each of these Austrian coins pay homage to the musicians and instruments on the extraordinarily crafted designs.
Founded on principles of democracy and entrepreneurial initiative, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave what is considered to be its first performance on March 28, 1842. Not only did the “Grand Concert”, conducted by Otto Nicolai, lay the foundations for technically and musically brilliant performances of classical symphonic works, it also provided the members of the Court Opera Orchestra with an alternative source of income. "From the heart, to the heart" was the motto with which Ludwig von Beethoven prefaced his Missa Solemni. This motto also encapsulates the essence of the Vienna Philharmonic’s unique sound, a sound that has made the orchestra world famous.
To view available 175th Anniversary of the Philharmonic Orchestra coins, click on the image representing the orchestra coins of your interest: