W. Legge and M. Callas
H. von Karajan and W. Legge
G. Anda and W. Legge in London
Handwritten letter from M. Callas to W. Legge
E. Schwarzkopf and W. Legge
Legge Museum, Hohenems
Walter Legge (1906-1979) was the first and most important record producer in classical music. With the help of original documents from his large archive, the museum sheds light on his correspondence and collaboration with influential figures of the international music life such as Maria Callas, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Jean Sibelius, Wieland Wagner, as well as the Philharmonia Orchestra London, which was founded by Legge in 1945. A brillant author of letters, reviews and essays, excerpts of which have been chosen as comments to the items on display, Walter Legge »himself« guides the visitors through the exhibition.
Opening hours 2020
During the Schubertiade Hohenems:
April 30 – May 3 / June 5 – 7 / July 17 – 19 / October 2 – 6
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (the Franz Schubert Museum is open until 7:00 p.m.)
During the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg:
June 21 – 27 / August 23 – 29
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
On appointment (to be made on the previous work day, at the latest), we are happy to open the museums for groups and individuals outside the regular opening hours.
€ 7 (€ 3,50 for pupils, students and apprentices)
Ticket owners are entitled to visit all museums as often as they wish for a whole year after ticket purchase.
This museum was made possible thanks to a private donation.
»Nicht die Quantität des Angebots macht die Schubertiade in ihrer Einmaligkeit aus, sondern die Akkumulation und Vielfalt von Qualität.«
Wiener Zeitung, Austria