Beethovens last House in Vienna.

A digital Reconstruction

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In Vienna Beethoven used to live very unsteadily, hardly six months he stayed in each lodging. Only in his last house he lived altogether over a year, until hies death on March 27 1827. Unfortunatedly this "Schwarzspanierhaus", where Beethoven had rented an eight-room flat, had been destroyed 1904. Hundred years later it has been digitally reconstructed for this multimedial presentation, edited by the Beethoven-Haus Bonn. By 7 panoramas and 5 interactive still lifes the visitor can get an idea of the direct surrounding of the composer's daily life in his living- and study-rooms.

This is accompanied by the last works which were composed there; a certain piece can be switched to the muted sensation of the almost deaf Beethoven ("Letzter musikalischer Gedanke", WoO 62, in C Major for Piano, performed by Ronald Brautigam, phonetics: Prof. Wolfgang Hess). The virtual reality is based on researching original material and authentic sources; all historic material like original furniture and personal belongings, contemporary descriptions and pictorial representations, are documented in a comprehensive catalogue section. The total time is ca. 90 minutes, no additional software needed (!).

System requirements: Microsoft Windows © 98, Me, 2000 or XP (not for Macintosh), Intel © or AMD © compatible processor with at least 1,3 GHz, 128 MB RAM, 8 MB Graphic Processing Unit, display resolution 1024 x 768.

Beethoven's living- and study-room Beethoven's desk and view through the apartment
Beethoven's dining-room Beethoven's bureau

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Concept: Dr. Marcus Frings, Fritz Vöpel, in collaboration with Silke Bettermann

Musicology: Dr. Michael Ladenburger, Julia Ronge

Art History: Silke Bettermann, Dr. Marcus Frings

3D-Art: Fritz Vöpel

Screen-Design: Niclas Brand, Fritz Vöpel

Authoring: Niclas Brand

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