Home of many of the world's most well respected classical music, Vienna will be hosting a classical concert to usher in the new year on a good note. Tickets are sold out and some went as high as $1,250 for a good seat to listen to the great works penned by Strausses.
Vienna, land of sachertorte, apfelstrudel, Wiener schnitzel, the Schönbrunn Palace and the Habsburgs, mused such classical music giants as Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Schubert, Mahler and Schoenberg, though the latter's invention of the 12-tone row is argued by some as being one of the tuneful catastrophes of the 20th century.
(Those sentiments are particularly embraced by music students coerced to sing 12-tone rows by number in required aural skills classes).
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