Vienna's most important musicians are commemorated with statues: WA Mozart in the pleasantly informal Burggarten, part of the Hofburg complex and framed by the bulk of the Neue Burg and the Albertina; Anton Bruckner, Franz Schubert, and the guilded Johann Strauss II by Edmund Hellmer, in the Stadtpark on the south-east sector of the ring road; Beethoven not far away in Beethovenplatz, looking towards the Ring and some unprepossessing shops; Johannes Brahms apparently asleep in his chair in the Resselpark, looking across the traffic to the Musikverein, Vienna's top concert hall and home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Out at Heiligenstadt I found Beethoven's bust (the Beethovenruhe) on a tall pillar near the path though the woods where he used to walk.

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