Austria - home to music
Austria is located in central Europe, all known as the Republic
of Austria. Country name in German means "country of the Orient."
Area of about 83,900 square kilometers. Population of 8.05 million,
most of the Austrians. Residents are Catholic. The official language
is German. Currency is the euro. Vienna (wien).
Flag from the top down by the red, white, red located in western,
central painted Austria Lee emblem. Pakistan said to the
Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Duke of the Fort King Charles I and
bloody battle, the white color uniforms were red with blood, a
character asks only saber places left marks. Flag from this. General
situation with the national flag without the emblem.
Until the 12th century it was an independent nation, but 1278
heralded the start of 640 years of Habsburg rule. In 1815, the
German confederation was established. In 1866, Austria was defeated
in the Austro-Prussian War, which saw the collapse of the
confederation. In 1867, Hungary signed the establishment of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire. After World War I, the Empire
disintegrated, and a republic was established. May 1938 saw the
annexation by Hitler's Germany. "World War II" after the Soviet
Union, the United States, Britain and France occupied the four
countries. In April 1945, a second republic was established. In
October 1955, Austrian regained its independence.
Economic and Cultural Customs
Austria is a developed industrial country. It has metallurgy and
advanced technology industries and is known as an important producer
of aluminum, machinery and factory equipment. The country also
exports a large number of high-quality firearms and has
Austria is mentioned in the Christmas carol "Silent Night," a
well-known western song. Vienna has the world's only riding school
for the Sapporo stallion, known European asylum superb horsemanship
Europe's largest underground lake is one of Austria's main
tourist attractions. It is known as the "underground fairy kingdom"
and occupies an area of 6,200 square meters in a village west of
Vienna,. From the entrance to the underground lake to how high a
person through a long tunnel about 450 m. Underground lake into a
maze like, able to distinguish the four cardinal points. Along the
lower layers of the stone steps again walked, went to the lake. 60 m
from the ground surface of the lake, the water was blue.
The great Austrian composer and an outstanding representative of
classical music, Mozart's complete works in the pursuit of democracy
and freedom permeated with the idea of releasing the enormous social
pressure and providing a bright, optimistic mood. He prepared a
variety of musical forms widely played in Germany, Austria, Italy
and other countries that was traditional folk music and European
music organically blended. His creative approach was novel, simple
and beautiful and had a tremendous impact on later music. Communist
China in the short life he composed 75 works, including "The
Marriage of Figaro," "Tang Juan," "Abduction from the Seraglio,"
"The Magic Flute" and other well-known operas, and composed numerous
symphonies and concertos.
Vienna State Opera
This is a world-famous theater with 200 years of history. Many
famous composers have performed in the theater, which has helped
Vienna become known as "the world's opera center." The annual New
Year "Golden Hall" is organized to perform works by the Strauss
family. Austrians love music, concert halls and opera houses.
Salzburg is an Austrian tourist and artistic center. The
buildings are comparable with those of Venice and Florence and
include Huoheng Salzburg, Mirabell Palace, the Royal Garden,
Mozart's statue and other tourist attractions. Huoheng Salzburg is
the best preserved in central Europe and is the size of an ancient
castle. After 900 years of wind and rain, it is still standing on a
100 high hill. The castle area is very broad and is surrounded by
tall, thick walls.